Animals and Bushfire
Download information to help you include your animals in your
bushfire plan and to manage your animals during and after a bushfire.
After a bushfire many factors must be considered when assessing burnt livestock. Furthermore those animals not killed directly by the fire or destroyed due to injuries, must be repeatedly assessed on a daily basis after the bush fire event. Continued support for the owners will need to be considered and/or provided.
More information is available here::
Fire Affected Livestock - the Next Few Weeks
Specific guidance for various species may be found in the following links:
Emergency Slaughter of Livestock as a Result of Bushfire
The following link provides additional guidance:
Bushfires on Farming Properties
Current bushfire situation, Tasmania Fire Service
Injured and Orphaned Wildlife
For information on preparing your livestock for bushfire, contact your local vet or DPIPWE's Animal Health and Welfare branch on 03 6165 3263 or 1300 368 550 (local call) or email: AnimalWelfare.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au