- A biosecurity system is a set of rules that aim to prevent the entry, establishment or spread of unwanted diseases
- Australia is free of the top ten deadliest pig diseases, because we have one of the strongest biosecurity systems in the world
- Many countries overseas that have weaker biosecurity laws, regularly experience deadly disease outbreaks in their pig population
Protecting our Pigs
Protecting the welfare and wellbeing of our animals and plants is of utmost priority to Australia. That is why we’ve put in place rules that help protect against the spread of damaging and deadly diseases.
Biosecurity – Helping Protect our Pigs
Australia has a comprehensive biosecurity system that helps to manage risk, and which protects our plants, animals, the environment and human health from damaging diseases.
Our biosecurity system helps prevent deadly diseases and potential threats from entering the country. Guidelines are in place to ensure that if a disease breaks out, we are able to limit the damage caused by preventing its spread.
The Deadliest Pig Diseases
Every inhabited continent in the world, with the exception of Australia, has been exposed to deadly pig diseases. Many of the most deadly diseases are highly contagious, and some have no cure, which makes it very difficult to prevent their spread.
Understand the risks of deadly pig diseases devastating overseas countries, and learn how our biosecurity system is keeping Aussie pigs safe from a similar dreadful fate.