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Pigeon rotavirus was first detected in Western Australia as a result of investigation of a disease outbreak in racing pigeons in May and June 2016.
Technology plays an integral role in ensuring our State’s agricultural sector remains profitable and sustainable.
Western Australia's climate has changed over the last century, particularly over the last 50 years. Average temperature has risen about 1°C.
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.
Fire is integral to many ecosystems in the Western Australian rangelands.
Phytophthora cinnamomi is the scientific name of the causal organism of phytophthora root rot, sometimes only called root rot.
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.
Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.
African swine fever is a highly contagious virus that causes high death rates in pigs.
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.
Getting all your weather information in one place is now even easier, thanks to the launch of the eConnected Grainbelt Project
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has created a sampling and post-mortem guide to assist veterinarians investigating pig disease.
This edition includes articles on:
Pregnancy Scanning Benchmarks Tool
Using non-invasive microwave to measure fat depth on lamb carcasses
Stress and reproductive hormones are...
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.
Western Australia's access to livestock and livestock product export markets, worth about $2 billion annually, relies on Australia being free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious disease of pigs caused by a pestivirus. The disease only affects pigs and is exotic to Australia.
Preventing lead residues in livestock protects human food safety and Western Australia's ongoing access to international markets.
Growing global demand for Australian beef products, driven primarily by Asian countries, presents opportunities to expand livestock production and value add in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of