Information Sessions About Foot and Mouth Disease

Written by: The Yass Phoenix


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A series of free information sessions is being run throughout the South East region to equip landholders with the information they need to effectively prepare and manage an emergency animal disease outbreak, such as foot-and-mouth disease.

The sessions will be facilitated by Local Land Services district veterinarians and biosecurity officers with a focus on:

  • learning more about foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease and what prevention work is underway
  • finding out how to identify these diseases and know what to do if they suspect cases
  • finding out what they can do on their farm
  • hearing what Local Land Services does to prevent Emergency Animal Diseases
  • hearing about the work of Local Land Services in pest animal control.

South East Local Land Services District Veterinarian Lou Baskind said these sessions will be a great opportunity for landholders to ask questions and has encouraged as many as possible to attend a local event.

“It’s critical landholders have the information they need to not only recognise the signs of these devastating livestock diseases, but also how to put measures in place to help protect their farms from biosecurity threats,” Dr Baskind said.

“We all have a role when it comes to biosecurity and safeguarding our state and these information sessions will be a great way of bringing everyone together and promote a coordinated approach.”

Information sessions will be taking place at:

  • Goulburn: 9am, Thursday 1 September – Grace-Millsom Centre, 45 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
  • Yass: 10am, Monday 5 September – Yass Soldiers Club, 86 Meehan Street

Register your interest for an upcoming event by visiting or calling your Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299. RSVP is essential.

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