Animal health, welfare and biosecurity
MLA invests up to $7 million a year in animal health, welfare and biosecurity R&D projects. Project areas include:
- Parasite control
- Disease risk management
- Invasive animal control
- Best practice husbandry procedures
- Low-stress handling and transportation
MLA’s investment returns productivity benefits for producers, health benefits for animals and ensures community expectations of the highest possible animal welfare standards are met.
R & D Reports
|Options for the control of parasites in the Australian goat|
|Priority list of endemic diseases for the red meat industries|
|In vitro culture of buffalo fly and infections with Wolbachia|
|Parasite control in southern prime lamb production systems|
Animal health, welfare and biosecurity are critical considerations at all stages of the livestock production chain. Each impacts on-farm productivity and producers’ social licence to operate.
The outcomes of MLA’s extensive portfolio of animal health, welfare and biosecurity R&D has been used to produce best practice management guides for cattle, sheep and goat enterprises.