Local Disaster Management Group activates to focus on Foot and Mouth and Lumpy Skin Disease
The Maranoa Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met yesterday to discuss the current situation in relation to the outbreak of FMD and LSD.
The Maranoa Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met yesterday to discuss the current situation in relation to the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Southeast Asia.
The LDMG, which includes the lead agency on biosecurity matters, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), is working with Council and relevant agencies to ensure there is a coordinated focus on prevention and preparedness in the likelihood of an emergency biosecurity event.
Home to Australia’s Largest Saleyards, Council is dedicated to helping raise awareness across our region to keep FMD-free. Further information will be made available on the steps that residents and visitors to our region can take to help prevent the spread of these diseases.
If you suspect the presence of this disease in any species of animal, you must report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
More information on Foot and Mouth Disease and Lumpy Skin Disease can be sourced on the Business Queensland Website: Foot-and-mouth disease | Business Queensland