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Victoria FMD webinars start tonight at 7 p.m.

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VICTORIAN Livestock Producers are invited to participate in Foot and Mouth Disease webinars next week, starting tonight at 7 p.m.

The webinars will feature Agriculture Victoria veterinary specialists on how the state prepares for and will respond to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

The first webinar will feature Victoria’s Chief Veterinarian, Graeme Cooke, and will run from 7-8 p.m. tonight. The second webinar will take place on Thursday, August 4 between 7 and 8 p.m.

Agriculture Victoria said good biosecurity is paramount to protecting our economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests and diseases.

There are several risk factors that contribute to an increased threat of a biosecurity incursion in Victoria/Australia.

State, federal, and local governments, livestock producers, and other actors in the supply chain, including livestock agents, transporters, and contractors, all share responsibility for minimizing biosecurity risks. and impacts on industry, the Victoria Department said.

Other webinar presenters include Senior Veterinarian – Emergency Animal Disease, Dr. Megan Scott and Senior Veterinarian – Animal Health and Welfare, Dr. Jeff Cave.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • What is foot and mouth disease and how does Agriculture Victoria prepare for an outbreak?
  • What to expect on the first day of an outbreak and what is a cattle stop?
  • What on-farm biosecurity actions and measures can you do now

Further information is available from Lyndon Kubeil, Agriculture Victoria on 0418 532 085 or email [email protected]

Register online now: agriculture.vic.gov.au/events