A surveillance program for Johne’s disease has been authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2014.
The biosecurity matter to which the biosecurity program relates is Johne’s disease (JD) caused by infection with Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis.
Purpose and scope
The purposes of the Program are:
- to monitor compliance with the Act
- to monitor the effectiveness of measures taken in response to Johne’s disease risk.The biosecurity program will apply to the sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, goat, deer and South American camelid industries throughout the entire state of Queensland.
Commencement and duration
The biosecurity program started on 24 October 2016 and will be ongoing, subject to review one year after commencement to determine whether the Program is meeting its purposes and to assess the effectiveness of industry management. The duration of the biosecurity program is considered to be reasonably necessary to achieve the purpose.
Access to biosecurity program
A copy of the biosecurity program is available for inspection at all Department of Agriculture and Fisheries offices.
A free copy can be provided on request by contacting the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.