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Mangoes have been identified as a promising crop for organic production. They are suitable because of a low nitrogen requirement and relatively low incidence of pests and diseases.
The National TSE Surveillance Program (NTSESP) conducts surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
The importation of livestock into Western Australia and checking of imported livestock at the border is carried out by Quarantine WA (QWA).
Contact details for QWA are outlined below.
Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.
Western Australia has laws that control chemical use on livestock. These laws protect people, animals and the environment from harm, and maintain access to overseas markets.
This web article describes the most common diseases of vegetables in home gardens.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.
The health and nutrition of the pregnant ewe largely determines how successful lambing is in any given year.
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
If you run livestock, whether on a small scale or commercially, you need a biosecurity plan.