Issue 51 - Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) Surveillance Program



Important information for Production Animal Veterinarians:


  • The TSE Program is an important for market access
  • Some years ago, NSW and Australia struggled to meet the targets for surveillance of clinical animals, particularly sheep
  • District and private veterinarians in NSW have done an excellent job in promoting the program with farmers and submitting samples for TSE exclusion
  • Animal Health Australia have placed limits on the number of submissions from NSW (and other states)
  • The DPI web site has some important updated information regarding eligibility that production animal veterinarians looking to submit samples for the TSE program need to comply with.