Back in August 2022 the Australian livestock industry invested in additional on-the-ground measures to further support the Indonesian biosecurity response to foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease (LSD). MLA provided $1.3 million in funding to an Indonesian FMD vaccine support project enabling importers to purchase up to 600,000 vaccine doses for Australian cattle entering Indonesian feedlots. Read more about this project here.
Here, MLA’s Indonesian Livestock Services Manager, Helen Fadma shares her insights on how the MLA-funded FMD vaccination program is progressing.
Australia is currently free of FMD and we do not vaccinate for FMD in Australia. However, it’s helpful for our industry to know what progress has been made to vaccinate livestock against FMD in Indonesia.