A story on Mirage News grabbed our attention recently, when we read that an American donkey had spent 28 days in quarantine before entering Australia.

The American Mammoth Donkey, named Diamond Creek Moonwatcher, was imported into Australia from the USA in April, in what is believed to be the first direct import of the breed.

“Just like all horses, donkeys and mules who are imported into Australia, Moonwatcher had to spend 14 days in pre-export and 14 days in post-entry quarantine,” said Andrew Tongue, Head of Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

“Donkeys could be carrying diseases that Australia is currently free from, such as equine influenza, equine piroplasmosis, and contagious equine metritis.

“Diamond Creek Moonwatcher met all of Australia’s strict biosecurity requirements and is now expected to become the first of a line of robust donkeys and mules in Australia.”

Read the full story here: https://www.miragenews.com/ass-tounding-feat-for-biosecurity-control-547724/

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