Veterinary Board of the NT
Information for veterinarians
Notice to Veterinarians
- Necrotizing Fasciitis (flesh eating syndrome) in dogs DOCX, 65.1 KB
- Necrotizing Fasciitis (flesh eating syndrome) in dogs PDF, 680.21 KB
- Brucellosis testing of dogs in the Northern Territory DOCX, 57.08 KB
- Brucellosis testing of dogs in the Northern Territory PDF, 565.82 KB
Animal Health Surveillance Quarterly feature ariticle
- Unusual liver disease in young dogs in the Darwin area DOCX, 2272.07 KB
- Unusual liver disease in young dogs in the Darwin area PDF, 1672.84 KB
Emergency animal diseases
Emergency Animal Disease Hotline 1800 675 888
See information on notifiable diseases in animals and how to report one on NT.GOV.AU.
Emergency and Exotic Animal Diseases - Bulletins and Alerts on the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website.
All of the following information is on the NT.GOV.AU website:
Animal welfare in the Northern Territory on the NT.GOV.AU website.
Screw worm fly surveillance information on the NT.GOV.AU website.
National TSE Surveillance Program information on the NT.GOV.AU website.
Wildlife Health Australia website.
National Significant Disease Investigation Program
The National Significant Disease Investigation (NSDI) program, funded by Australian livestock industries and government, aids investigation of significant disease events in livestock and wildlife by private vets who might be limited by competing priorities and commercial realities.
What support is available?
- Subsidies of up to $250 per case
- Support and case advice from vet pathologists and government vets
- Exemption from lab fees for samples submitted to the Berrimah Veterinary Laboratories (BVL)
Is my case eligible?
All registered vets can participate in the program.
To be eligible, the case must be a significant disease event affecting livestock or wildlife. Examples of eligible cases include:
- sudden death or respiratory disease in a large number of pet chickens
- neurological disease in horses
- sickness or sudden death in multiple goats or sheep
- unusual mortality in a large number of wild birds.
Vets are encouraged to apply for the subsidy when investigating livestock disease on small farms and rural blocks, especially where there are multiple animals at risk.
What do I have to do?
- Contact the relevant coordinator to determine if the case is eligible. For livestock cases, contact the NT NSDI coordinator. For wildlife, contact the NT Wildlife Health Australia (WHA)coordinator.
- Conduct the investigation, which may include a visit to the property, clinical evaluation, necropsy and submission of samples to the BVL.
- For livestock, provide diagnostic feedback to the livestock owner and ensure they have a Property Identification Code for their property.
- Submit required financial claim forms to the NSDI coordinator or NT WHA Coordinator.
NT NSDI program coordinator
NT Wildlife Health Australia coordinator
Berrimah Veterinary Laboratories
Berrimah Veterinary Laboratories on the NT.GOV.AU website.
Information for clients - livestock owners
Property registration for owners of livestock on the NT.GOV.AU website.
Livestock identification and movement on the NT.GOV.AU website.
Animal health and disease on the NT.GOV.AU website.
State boards Australia
Veterinary Surgeons Board of ACT
State board New Zealand
University veterinary faculties in Australia and New Zealand
Foreign registering authorities
Last updated: 20 September 2019