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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.
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.
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
The genetic potential of pigs can have a major influence on the productivity and profitability of a pig enterprise.
Pigs encounter humans in varying degrees on farm and at the abattoir. The consequence of pigs being handled negatively before slaughter is a reduction in pork quality.
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Chickens can be a great asset to any small landholding. They provide eggs, produce fertiliser, control insects and weeds, eat kitchen scraps and loosen soil while scratching.
Pigs suffering from salt poisoning or water deprivation can be severely affected and in some cases it can become fatal.
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.
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.
Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.