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Following diagnosis or strong suspicion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), state and territory governments will implement a livestock standstill across Australia, including in unaffected regions.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by an influenza virus.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Animal Pathology, Western Australia (formerly DAFWA Animal Health Laboratories) provides a vari
Hendra virus is an emergency animal disease transmitted to horses by flying foxes (fruit bats).
Western Australia is free of most of the significant diseases that affect animals in other parts of the world.
Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) is a virus that infects Australian flying foxes (fruit bats) and microbats.
There are many infectious emergency diseases of pigs that do not occur in Australia.
If an emergency animal disease such as foot-and-mouth disease was found in Australia, a national livestock standstill would be implemented immediately.
In Western Australia, commercial poultry owners must comply with surveillance, reporting and biosecurity requirements in order to reduce the risk of Newcastle disease being introduced to their floc
The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are kno
Newcastle disease is a severe viral disease of poultry and other birds.
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.
Australia is free of scrapie, which is a fatal, progressive, degenerative disease of the central nervous system of sheep and goats.
Western Australia's access to livestock and livestock product export markets, worth about $2 billion annually, relies on Australia being free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Caution: Anthrax is a serious zoonotic disease.
Western Australia exports about 80% of its livestock and livestock product annually.
Screw worm fly is considered the most serious exotic pest threatening Australia's livestock industries and could cost up to $500 million a year in lost production and control measures if it entered
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.
Classical swine fever (CSF) (hog cholera) is a highly contagious disease caused by a pestivirus that is closely related to the virus that causes bovine viral diarrhoea (mucosal disease) in cattle a
Western Australia has a well-deserved reputation for producing healthy livestock that are free of diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our markets.