Veterinary quarantine, Animal diseases, Disease transmission, Australia
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Exotic diseases are a constant threat to Australia's animal industry and there are many reasons for the uncompromising ban on the import of certain animals from overseas.
Such diseases as foot and mouth and blue tongue would cost Australia a tremendous amount of money if they became established here.
Just how Australia protects itself against the introduction of exotic diseases is described by Veterinary Surgeon, R. K. Kent, M.R.C.V.S., in this article .
Kent, R K.
"The animal quarantine service,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss1/6