There are three strains of the bacteria, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, that cause Johne’s disease (JD): sheep/ovine (S-), cattle (C-/bovine) and bison strains.
The Western Australian Government recognises the value of animal welfare to the community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriate standards of care. As companions and working animals, dogs have an important place in the lives of many Western Australians.
Expressions of interest for membership to the three Industry Funding Scheme (IFS) management committees are now open. WA producers and others involved in the dairy, grain/seed, hay, sheep or goat industries or supply chains are encouraged to apply.
Five-day foot bathing is a treatment option that can be used as a disease reduction measure in winter, spring, or at the start of summer to treat clinically mild forms of footrot in sheep.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund, supported by State Government investment through the Royalties for Regions program, is designed to support investment in new projects or expansion opportunities by value adding