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Animal Health Newsletter


Northern Territory. Department of Primary Industry and Resources


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Northern Territory Government

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Newsletter, August 2017

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Livestock Biosecurity news

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Animal health news from the Northern Territory

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Northern Territory Government



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DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES Page 5 of 8 Animal Health Newsletter National Arbovirus Monitoring Programme update The National Arbovirus Monitoring Programme (NAMP) monitors the distribution of three important insectborne viruses (arboviruses) of livestock- Bluetongue virus (BTV), Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF or three day sickness) and Akabane. For a number of years, the zone of bluetongue virus activity in the Northern Territory has been largely unchanged and as a result of ongoing sampling from collaborating properties, virus activity had even been shown to be retreating northwards much to the benefit of producers in Central Australia. The recent detection of positive animals on a property in the southern Tennant Creek District has necessitated the movement of the NAMP Bluetongue Line southwards into the northern Alice Springs District. The Northern Territory currently has three zones under investigation namely a free zone, a surveillance zone and a virus activity (transmission) zone and these zones can change seasonally. Approximately 15 properties have been affected by the changes in their bluetongue status and the DPIR has been in contact with properties in the new surveillance zone to obtain additional blood samples. BTV Zones as at 19 July 2017 Source: https://namp.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/public.php?page=pub_home&program=2 NAMP information is used to: support trade NAMP information is used during export protocol negotiations and to assist exporters in meeting export certification requirements https://namp.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/public.php?page=pub_home&program=2

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