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The Animal Biosecurity and Welfare program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) manages evidence-based systems to maintain and verify our high animal health,
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is one of Australia’s greatest biosecurity risks.
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.
Hendra virus is an emergency animal disease transmitted to horses by flying foxes (fruit bats).
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.
Lupinosis is a liver disease mainly caused by the consumption of lupin stalks colonised by the fungus Diaporthe toxica. It can be expressed as either a severe acute disease or as a chronic
Measure water quality and quantity to effectively plan and monitor water supplies for livestock.
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.
Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.