For advice or assistance with treating injured livestock contact your local veterinarian.
Alternatively, you can call the PIRSA Agriculture and Livestock Hotline on 1800 255 556.
PIRSA can help:
- assess burnt livestock
- advise on how to access veterinary services
- assist with euthanasing severely burned livestock on welfare grounds
- locate livestock
- inspect livestock
- provide advice on disposal options for deceased livestock
- coordinate emergency fodder, water and fencing through Livestock SA
- coordinate recovery measures.
More information on bushfire recovery is available on the PIRSA website.
If you encounter an injured native animal after a bushfire, contact your local wildlife rescue group for further advice.
If you intend to care for an injured native animal short-term, and have the skills and resources to do so, you must obtain a permit.
Feeding native animals is generally not recommended as it can affect their natural behaviour, nutrition intake and cause the spread of disease. However, some animals may benefit from short-term supplementary feeding after a bushfire, until the natural environment has recovered.
The Department for Environment and Water has further information on feeding wildlife after a bushfire