Taronga and Melbourne zoos move to protect animals from foot-and-mouth disease | Foot and mouth disease

Taronga and Melbourne zoos have introduced measures to protect their animals from the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak that is threatening Australia. Although there have been no domestic cases reported yet, both zoos have implemented additional biosecurity restrictions as precautionary measures amid the outbreak in Indonesia. The Taronga Conservation Society Australia, which runs Taronga Zoo and the … Read more

Foot-and-mouth disease: Australian airports to step up precautions as farmers grow anxious | Foot and mouth

The federal government will install acidic disinfectant mats at airports as part of an expanded suite of biosecurity measures to prevent foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) entering Australia from Indonesia. The new precautions come as viral fragments of the disease were detected in food products arriving from China. Charged with a citric acid solution designed to dislodge … Read more

Foot-and-mouth threat increases ‘dramatically’ in Australia as Indonesian outbreak grows | Rural affairs

Australia’s meat export trade could be shut down for years and rural communities will suffer if a lethal livestock disease enters Australia from Indonesia, with experts saying “the threat level has rapidly dramatically increased”. Foot-and-mouth disease, a contagious viral disease for cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, resurfaced in Indonesia in May after the country had … Read more

Defra declares 10km foot-and-mouth control zone in Norfolk

A 10km temporary control zone has been placed around a premises near Feltwell. Defra has declared a temporary control zone around premises in Norfolk as it tests for suspected foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in pigs. A 10km temporary control zone has been declared around a premises near Feltwell, in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk district, after … Read more