Issue 51 - Emergency animal diseases – A field guide for Australian veterinarians


This field guide was jointly developed by the Department of Agriculture and Australia’s Animal Health Laboratory and funded by the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the government’s plan for stronger farmers and a stronger economy.

It is available from the Outbreak ( website.

The guide helps veterinarians to identify important emergency animal diseases when confronted with disease situations in the field; includes appropriate differential diagnoses; and necessary actions to take if presented with signs of an unusual disease.

Veterinarians are on the front line for exotic animal diseases and this resource strengthens their toolkit for early identification and reporting – critical to minimise the harm these diseases can pose.