Regional Biosecurity Plans (RBPs) have played an important role in preventing the spread of the disease.
The previous National OJD Management Plan recognised that producers have the responsibility to manage risk for all animal health diseases. The policy is built around risk-management – that is, individuals implementing animal health controls and good farm biosecurity practices, and making informed choices when buying livestock. The strength of these systems is enhanced when producers work together as a collective.
Guidelines are available for download here to assist groups of producers in preparing Regional Biosecurity Plans, but there is no national approval process for RBPs.
Participation in RBPs is voluntary for all producers.
With the cessation of the National OJD Management Plan (2013-18) and the end of regulation for OJD in SA, many of the RBPs have closed down. The remaining one is: