Japanese encephalitis advice to animal owners
Veterinarians may be asked by pig producers or horse owners for advice around mitigating the risk of infection or preventing disease spread which may include:
- undertaking mosquito control/management practices in and around piggeries
- managing contact of horses with mosquitoes.
In Queensland, Japanese encephalitis should be considered a potential risk when mosquitoes are present and therefore mosquito management should be included as part of biosecurity planning.
Veterinarians can also discuss risk mitigation measures with a Biosecurity Queensland veterinary officer by phoning the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.