Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are not known to occur in Australia.
Under Queensland legislation, if you suspect the presence of any of these diseases in animals, you must report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are reportable diseases
Imported animal quarantine and surveillance scheme
Restrictions on the importation of animals to Australia help protect Australia from Transmissible Spongiform Encpehaplopathies (TSEs)
National TSE Surveillance Program
Information on the National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Surveillance Program (NTSESP), including eligibility criteria for incentives.
Ruminant feed ban
Ruminant feed ban prohibits feeding any animal or fish meal to ruminant animals and prevents the spread of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy disease agent
- Animal Health Australia
- Guidelines for managing the risk of transmitting TSEs via veterinary vaccines and other in vivo veterinary products (Australian DAF, Number 2012/21, Oct 2012)