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
    Links to Animal Biosecurity legislation and information about Government Gazettals which can have important implications for persons involved with animals and animal materials.
  • 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.
  • Reporting an Emergency Animal Disease
    How to recognise an Emergency Animal Disease and how to report it for follow up action.
  • 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.