A search for four children who were seen playing with an infected bat in Ipswich continues as authorities warn the infection can be deadly to humans.
Just as peak "kitten season" gets underway, the RSPCA has imposed a four-week ban on the intake of surrendered and stray cats at its NSW shelters.
A parasitic mite that preys on bees has spread so far beyond a containment zone that authorities have been forced to switch to a suppression strategy.
The federal government has invested $750,000 in a new Queensland trial to vaccinate koalas against a sexually transmitted infection.
NSW has recorded its first case of the Hendra horse virus in years and is trying to assess who came into contact with the animal before its death.
Members of the public have been warned to never handle bats after a flying fox was found with the fatal Australian bat lyssavirus on the Gold Coast.
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The World Health Organisation has described the global H5N1 bird flu situation as "worrying" after two human cases of the disease were reported in Cambodia.
Scientists have developed a new Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine for pigs to help stop the spread of this mosquito-borne disease.
A wet winter and spring in Australia's east is driving a surge in tick cases among pets, including in normally tick-free areas like Melbourne's suburbs.
An Australian study has revealed encroachment into the habitat of bats is driving them into agricultural areas, increasing the risk of Hendra virus spillover.
Feral pigs are a major problem for Australian farms and ecosystems but scientists say trying to exterminate them won't work.
The state will recruit biosecurity officers to prepare the livestock industry for disease risks as Australia strives to remain foot and mouth disease-free.
Australian scientists are developing a pesticide that can specifically target the varroa mite as NSW authorities remain hopeful they can eradicate the parasite.
Biosecurity officers could be given extra powers to screen air passengers, with the federal government working to keep foot and mouth disease out of Australia.
The federal opposition has again criticised the government's response to the threat of foot and mouth disease entering Australia after an outbreak in Indonesia.
The federal government will spend $14 million to help prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease in Australia.
As tourists return to Bali, there are calls for compulsory disinfectant footbaths at airports to prevent the disease infiltrating Australia.
Two people exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus in North Queensland are set to receive antibody treatment.
A horse has been put down in Mackay after testing positive for the Hendra virus, Queensland's first case of the disease since 2017.
A new eradication zone has been established in NSW as hundreds of beehives are destroyed in the battle to contain an outbreak of the deadly varroa mite.
A ecologist says native bees and plants could suffer if the parasitic varroa mite found in NSW takes hold across the country.
A biologist fears a fungus involved in a mass die off of frogs last winter could take a heavy toll again, on the back of the floods.
The mosquito-borne virus Japanese encephalitis has been detected in more Victorian pig farms.