Emergency animal diseases preparedness

Livestock owners and producers

Access information and resources to prevent and prepare for emergency animal diseases, including:

  • lumpy skin disease (LSD)
  • foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)
  • African swine fever (ASF)

These have the potential to cause significant and far-reaching impacts to Australia’s livestock industries, including considerable economic losses and restrictions.

Make sure you:

What you can do to prepare

You know your animals best. Make sure you:

What to do if there is an outbreak

Visit the Animal Health Australia website to understand the steps taken if there is an outbreak of LSD, FMD or ASF.

More information


Livestock standstill

About the taskforce

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has formed a dedicated industry taskforce, ensuring a coordinated response to animal disease threats including LSD, FMD and ASF. Learn more about their role and responsibilities.