For vets and scientists
This page provides veterinarians and plant scientists with links to government information about significant pest and disease detections and response.
Ehrlichiosis in dogs
In May 2020 E. canis was detected in domestic dogs in the Halls Creek and Kununurra area of Western Australia.In June it was detected in Katherine and a remote area west of Alice Springs. This is the first time E. canis has been detected in dogs that were not imported into Australia.
Ehrlichiosis is a nationally notifiable disease. This means, any signs of the disease suspected in a dog (domestic or wild) must be reported to the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
Each state and territory biosecurity authority has provided information about this incident to its relevant veterinary association.
More information from your state/territory biosecurity authority
Factsheet Ehrlichia canis for vets - PDF [359 KB]
African Swine Fever
Exotic disease outbreak protocol
Information is available for vets about what to do if you discover a new or exotic disease.
More information is available on what to do if you've discovered a new organism or plant pathogen.