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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.
Western Australian producers can access a variety of subsidies for disease investigations in livestock that will minimise the cost of calling a vet and maximise the benefits.
Western Australia (WA) has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.
Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.
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:
The State Government is committed to improving mobile connectivity in regional Western Australia, through its Regional Telecommunications Project (RTP) and the Regional Mobile Communications Projec
There are a variety of possible causes of diarrhoea in adult cattle and they are often different to the common causes of diarrhoea, or scours, in calves.
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].
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.
Vaccines can prevent a wide range of diseases that cause reduced production, fertility or death in cattle and economic losses to Western Australian producers.
Producing chickens or eggs on land treated or contaminated with organochlorines (OC) is not recommended for domestic consumption or commercial purposes.
Hendra virus is an emergency animal disease transmitted to horses by flying foxes (fruit bats).
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.
Some pig owners may not be aware that feeding meat and meat products to pigs is illegal in Australia because it could introduce devastating diseases to pigs and other livestock.
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).
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Animal Pathology, Western Australia (formerly DAFWA Animal Health Laboratories) provides a vari
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.
During dry times and drought there are a wide range of alternative feedstuffs that can be used to maintain and grow stock.
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.