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The demand for high value agricultural produce continues to increase and provides great opportunities to Australian agriculture.
Western Australia has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.
Australia is free of many infectious horse diseases, saving owners costly disease control. The occurrence of an emergency horse disease could severely restrict horse movements, racing and other com
A key component of live animal exports is the health certification that demonstrates to the importing country that the livestock meet market requirements.
Johne’s disease (JD) is a chronic incurable infectious disease that affects cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, alpaca and deer.
Melioidosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which can affect animals and humans.
All livestock in Western Australia must be correctly identified according to species.
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
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.
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.