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 conventional method for brain removal involves sawing through the bone of the dorsal cranium and removing a cap of bone to expose the brain.

  • Salmonellosis of sheep is an infectious bacterial disease causing illness and death. It results from proliferation of salmonella bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and other organs.

  • Below is a step-by-step guide for veterinarians produced by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia for performing blood smears for diagnostic use.

  • Annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) is an often fatal poisoning of livestock that consume annual ryegrass infected by the bacterium Rathayibacter toxicus (formerly known as Clavibacter tox

  • In Western Australia, commercial poultry owners must comply with surveillance, reporting and biosecurity requirements in order to reduce the risk of Newcastle disease being introduced to their floc

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

  • Scabby mouth is a viral disease of sheep and goats that causes scabs and pustules, usually around the mouth and face of affected animals.

  • Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) is a virus that infects Australian flying foxes (fruit bats) and microbats.

  • There are many infectious emergency diseases of pigs that do not occur in Australia.

  • Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.

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