Meet the latest detection dog at the frontline of keeping Australia free of swine fever

ABC | Mar 27, 2020 at 12:35 AM
  • Fresh onions, packets of vegetable seed, and a “big amount” of pork sausages are among the several hundred detections made by Queensland’s newest biosecurity recruit JD the detection dog.
  • The four-legged cop on the beat came to Cairns International Airport in October in response to the march of African Swine Fever across Europe, China, and nearly every country in Asia.
  • Uncooked or partly cooked pork meat, in particular, is a high risk of being contaminated with African swine fever which, if it reached Australia, could devastate the $5.2 billion pork industry.