Bovine tuberculosis

Australia was officially declared free of bovine tuberculosis in 1997, after an eradication program that lasted more than 20 years.

Bovine tuberculosis is still a notifiable disease, which means that you are all legally required to report any suspected cases in your herds. If bovine tuberculosis is detected in livestock, it could have a severe impact on our local industry as well as our exporting ventures.

Animal Health Australia has a disease surveillance program for bovine tuberculosis to ensure that the Australian agriculture industry remains free from this disease.

Read more about the disease surveillance program for bovine tuberculosis.