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Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.
Cattle producers in the shires of Albany, Denmark and Plantagenet in Western Australia and sheep producers in the shires of Esperance and Ravensthorpe are invited to participate in local surveillan
Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.
A key component of live animal exports is the health certification that demonstrates to the importing country that the livestock meet market requirements.
The following resources have been produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to assist veterinarians in selecting and preparing samples and conducting livesto
Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.
Pregnancy toxaemia and hypocalcaemia affect lambing ewe flocks and have similar signs but different causes.
The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) monitors the distribution of economically important insect-borne viruses of livestock and their vectors.
The National TSE Surveillance Program (NTSESP) conducts surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
Sheep farmers can save money and time eradicating new lice infestations by taking simple biosecurity measures that become part of normal management programs.