For vets and scientists

​​This page provides veterinarians and plant scientists with links to government information about significant pest and disease detections and response. 


Hendra vi​​rus​

Information specific to veterinarians about the Hendra virus

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

Ehrlichiosis in dogs page on this website

Ehrlichia canis information for vets – Biosecurity Queensland

Factsheet Ehrlichia canis for vets - PDF [359 KB] 

Ehrlichiosis in dogs – information for vets – NSW DPI

African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever Guide for Veterinarians – Queensland Government

African Swine Fever – Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Exotic disease outbreak pro​tocol

Information is available for vets about what to do if you discover a new or exotic disease​.

Engagement of private veterinarians in an emergency disease response​.

Plant s​cientists

More information is available on what to do if you've discovered a new organism or plant pathogen.​