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African swine fever is a highly contagious virus that causes high death rates in pigs.
2019 has been a difficult season for many throughout Western Australia with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.
Registration of owners and identification of livestock in Western Australia is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) R
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 Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (known as DRFAWA) commenced as of 1 November 2018 and provide a range of measures designed to help those within disaster affected communities.
In Australia, it is illegal to feed restricted animal material (RAM) to ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats, deer, camels and alpacas). This is known as the 'ruminant feed ban'.
White spot disease is a highly contagious viral infection that affects all crustaceans.
In Western Australia, all owners of livestock are legally required to register with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Brands Office.
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].
Liver fluke is a parasite of ruminants and is not present in Western Australia.