The National Zoo Biosecurity Manual (NZBM) has been developed by veterinary leaders and advisors within the Australian zoo industry to document best practice biosecurity measures currently being adopted by the zoo industry. The Manual can be tailored by zoos to suit their individual circumstances and can also be utilised as a training tool, to assist zoos in educating staff on biosecurity measures. The Manual acknowledges the wide range of circumstances under which zoos within Australia operate in terms of geographic location, species and numbers of animals held, work practices and available resources. All zoos are encouraged to use the information in this Manual to assess their own biosecurity risks, and to develop and maintain an appropriate level of biosecurity for their premises.
A cooperative initiative between the Zoo and Aquarium Association, the Australian Wildlife Health Network, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Australian Zoo Industry.
|Author||Andrea Reiss and Rupert Woods|
|Region||Australia - national|
National Zoo Biosecurity Manual [1.6 Mb PDF]