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Vaccines can prevent a wide range of diseases that cause reduced production, fertility or death in cattle and economic losses to Western Australian producers.
During dry times and drought there are a wide range of alternative feedstuffs that can be used to maintain and grow stock.
Weaners are the most difficult class of sheep to manage effectively, largely because they usually cannot consume enough energy while grazing dry pastures and crop stubbles.
The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) monitors the distribution of economically important insect-borne viruses of livestock and their vectors.
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.