DDLS - Animal pathology

DDLS – Animal pathology (formerly Animal Health Laboratories) is a service area under the DAFWA Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - an amalgamation of DAFWA plant and animal laboratory and inspection services.

The DDLS – Animal pathology is a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory in the field of veterinary testing. This service provides effective and efficient laboratory capacity, policy input, research and testing for early diagnosis of notifiable diseases and verification for market access importation protocols for the state's livestock industries.

We undertake notifiable disease rule outs and support the investigation of more than 1000 stock disease incidents and 200 animal exports consignments annually. We research significant livestock diseases and improve and develop new tests to support for research on animal production.

Articles

  • The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are kno

  • Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.

  • If an emergency animal disease such as foot-and-mouth disease was found in Australia, a national livestock standstill would be implemented immediately.

  • Following diagnosis or strong suspicion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), state and territory governments will implement a livestock standstill across Australia, including in unaffected regions.