Animal Health

​Tasmania's biosecurity depends on owners and those who work with animals incorporating good biosecurity practice into their everyday management, including being able to recognise the signs of disease - early diagnosis is important.

In this Topic

  • Animal Health Legislation
    From time to time notices may be published in the Government Gazette which have important implications for persons involved with animals and animal materials. Some of the more important notices are placed on this web site.
  • Information for Veterinary Practitioners
    The purpose of this web page is to provide veterinary practitioners in Tasmania with ready access to information and resources for specific animal health programs.
  • Notifiable Animal Diseases
    The list of animal diseases for which in Tasmania there is a legal requirement to report any suspect cases.
  • Reporting an Emergency Animal Disease
    How to recognise an Emergency Animal Disease and how to report it for follow up action.
  • Bees
    Information on the importation of bees, honey and apiary products and diseases that infect bees.
  • Cattle
    Information on cattle diseases and biosecurity.
  • Goats
    Information on goat diseases and biosecurity.
  • Horses
    Information for horse owners and organisers of horse events in Tasmania including disease hotline numbers.
  • Pigs
    Information on diseases that infect pigs and how to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Poultry and Pigeons
    Information on poultry and pigeon biosecurity.
  • Sheep
    Information on sheep diseases and biosecurity.
  • Wildlife
    Information about wildlife biosecurity.
  • Diseases that affect multiple species including humans
    Information about specific diseases of current interest that affect animals and can be transmitted to humans, also known as Zoonotic diseases.
  • Ehrlichiosis
    Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs that occurs when a species of tick called the 'brown dog tick', infected with the bacteria Ehrlichia canis, bites a dog.
Find out about animal welfare legislation and animal research.

If you use poultry litter or compost as a fertiliser, read the Poultry Litter information sheet:
 Using Poultry Litter as Fertiliser (PDF 281Kb)

or the Composting fact sheet to find out how to prevent the risk of Mad Cow Disease.
 Composting and Mad Cow Disease (PDF 232Kb)


Animal Disease Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777