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Inspection of the intestines and associated lymph nodes of adult sheep is one of the most sensitive and cost-effective ways of detecting early ovine Johne's disease (OJD) infection on a property.
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.
SheepMAP is the Australian ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) market assurance program for sheep.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by an influenza virus.
The national sheep industry manages ovine Johne's disease (OJD) through the National OJD Management Plan 2013-18.
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).
Vaccination is an important control tool in managing infected flocks and high risk areas or enterprises.
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.
Western Australia is free of most of the significant diseases that affect animals in other parts of the world.
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.
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.
Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) is a virus that infects Australian flying foxes (fruit bats) and microbats.
Pregnancy toxaemia and hypocalcaemia affect lambing ewe flocks and have similar signs but different causes.
SheepMAP is a market assurance program designed to provide producers with a source of sheep which are at low risk of having ovine Johne's disease (OJD). The program is a voluntary scheme.
There are many infectious emergency diseases of pigs that do not occur in Australia.