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[see also:
National disease bulletins: survey 20000106093939
National disease bulletins: survey (02) 20000109002401]

Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 07:57:01 +1100

Australia's quarterly animal health newsletter (Animal Health Surveillance Quarterly) is available at the 'Animal Health in Australia' website at:

Australia's National Animal Health Information System (NAHIS)

This website summarises information form Australia's National Animal Health Information System (NAHIS). NAHIS is managed as a key program of the Australian Animal Health Council Ltd (AAHC), a partnership of the Commonwealth Government, State/Territory governments, and industry. The purpose of NAHIS is to provide timely and accurate summary information on Australia's animal health status and on disease surveillance and control activities, to support trade in animal commodities and to meet Australia's international reporting obligations.

NAHIS contains information on a wide range of animal diseases. The system is based on quarterly reporting of data on selected diseases using a range of data sources. For the target diseases, reporting agencies provide data according to agreed specified criteria. Three main types of information are collected, depending on the disease: the results of laboratory testing; outbreak investigations; and control activities. In addition to specific disease findings, NAHIS contains a range of background material. This includes summary descriptive information on animal diseases and their control in Australia, livestock numbers, slaughter statistics, residue surveillance data, animal health regulations, exotic disease contingency plans, and key animal health contacts.

NAHIS information including maps, graphs and tables is available by anonymous remote access through the NAHIS WWW site * Animal Health in Australia

This site also has links to a number of Australian and overseas websites on animal health.

Dr M.J. Nunn
Acting Director
Animal Health Science and Emergency Management Branch
National Offices of Animal and Plant Health and Food Safety
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia
PO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Phone (02) 6272 4036
Fax (02) 6272 4533
website: Animal Health in Australia:

Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 15:20:33 +1100
From: Chris Baldock

National database on TSE surveillance -
TSE website
This is the authoritative web site for information on Australia's surveillance for BSE and scrapie. Some agencies update information regularly, while some only once a quarter, so there are times when the numbers are not fully up-to-date.

Chris Baldock
National Coordinator
AAHC's National Animal Health Information System

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