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Cattle lice cause irritation and rubbing that results in hair loss and poor coat quality. Cattle won’t always require treatment for a skin problem resulting from a lice infestation.
Identification of livestock is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) Regulations].
Pig owners play a vital role in maintaining Western Australia's high animal health status and reputation as a producer of quality livestock and livestock products.
In yearling cattle, burdens of cattle worms can lead to reduced liveweight gain during winter and are sometimes associated with signs of worm disease like diarrhoea and ill-thrift.
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.
To make sure that any chemical application doesn’t leave you short on protection or break your withholding periods, the Flystrike Chemical Planner (a hand-held paper-based tool) and the Flystrike A
Surveillance and eradication activities are undertaken in conjunction with community, local government and industry to prevent the establishment of this pest in Western Australia.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) approved procedure for detection of trematode eggs and Eimeria leuckarti sedimentation method (FEST) on faecal samples.
Liver fluke is a parasite of ruminants and is not present in Western Australia.
Surveillance and diagnosis for pests and diseases in the Western Australian grape industry was a transformational project to boost the early detection of exotic pests and disease incursions and enh
The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, is focusing resources on supporting the growth of premium and value-add food and beverage b
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is committed to supporting the Western Australian agriculture and food sector to grow and develop, in order to capitalise on gr
The National TSE Surveillance Program (NTSESP) conducts surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) maintains animal health surveillance and disease control programs to support Western Australia's high animal health status.
The Animal welfare regulation newsletter provides information on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s role in ensuring that all livestock receive appropriate standards...
This Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) subproject supported the Sheep Alliance as the peak leadership body and advocate of change management for the Western Australian (WA) sheep industry,
The Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) function within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) aims to unlock significant and impactful regional Aboriginal economic
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Animal Pathology, Western Australia (formerly DAFWA Animal Health Laboratories) provides a vari
The State Government has made a $5 million investment in further Doppler technology, as part of the $75 million Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Fund, to provide complete Doppler radar covera
Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).