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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.
Strangles is an infectious, bacterial disease of horses, which may affect any horse not previously exposed to the disease.
Bovine anaemia due to Theileria orientalis group (BATOG) is a disease of cattle that is caused by the blood parasite Theileria orientalis and spread by the bush tick (Haemaphy
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.
Arthritis means inflammation in one or more joints. In sheep, it is usually the result of bacterial infection.
Photosensitisation is inflammation of the skin, and occasionally the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye.
Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.
Scabby mouth is a viral disease of sheep and goats that causes scabs and pustules, usually around the mouth and face of affected animals.
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
Salmonellosis of sheep is an infectious bacterial disease causing illness and death. It results from proliferation of salmonella bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and other organs.
If an emergency animal disease such as foot-and-mouth disease was found in Australia, a national livestock standstill would be implemented immediately.
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.
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) in cattle is a complex disease that is caused by bovine pestivirus.
The threat of Newcastle disease is managed nationally through the National Newcastle Disease Management Plan.
Annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) is an often fatal poisoning of livestock that consume annual ryegrass infected by the bacterium Rathayibacter toxicus (formerly known as Clavibacter tox
The National TSE Surveillance Program (NTSESP) conducts surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
The sampling method for events meeting the case definition of Newcastle disease are outlined below.
The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) monitors the distribution of economically important insect-borne viruses of livestock and their vectors.
Below is a step-by-step guide for veterinarians produced by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia for performing blood smears for diagnostic use.