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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.
This page provides a brief overview of the avocado industry in Western Australia, with links to other relevant information.
Preventing lead residues in livestock protects human food safety and Western Australia's ongoing access to international markets.
Producing chickens or eggs on land treated or contaminated with organochlorines (OC) is not recommended for domestic consumption or commercial purposes.
Fire, flood and drought can result in large numbers of dead farm animals which need to be disposed of safely.
Cyclones, storms and floods can result in loss of harvest or livestock, increased susceptibility of livestock to disease, contamination of water bodies, land degradation through wind and water eros
Managing farm biosecurity following a fire, flood or dry season is a balance of caring for livestock and paddocks while limiting the introduction of new pests, diseases or weeds onto the property.
The poultry biosecurity checklist summarises the actions needed to protect your poultry and the Western Australian poultry industry from the devastating effects of emergency diseases such as avian
Under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013, all movements of livestock must be accompanied by a valid waybill.
AgMemo is the department’s flagship newsletter - keeping subscribers across the state up to date with the department’s activities, news and advice. In this edition:
- Research focus on the...
There are multiple causes of infertility, abortion and stillbirths in cows. These include some diseases that are exotic to Western Australia and some zoonotic diseases.
Determining the size of the crop on citrus trees is an important tool which allows growers to make appropriate management decisions for the upcoming season.
Fruit size is an important feature for accessing desired markets and is largely determined by crop load. Tree manipulation practices can be used by orchardists at a number of key crop stages to in
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) approved procedure for detection of trematode eggs and Eimeria leuckarti sedimentation method (FEST) on faecal samples.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for November 2019 to January 2020 is indicating less than 40% chance of...
Western Australia has a reputation for producing healthy livestock free from diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our ability to sell livestock within Australia or overseas.
Western Australia is free of most of the significant diseases that affect animals in other parts of the world.
Newcastle disease is a severe viral disease of poultry and other birds.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by an influenza virus.
2019 has been a difficult season for many throughout Western Australia with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.