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Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

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.

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.

Mature cow weights have increased over the last 10-20 years due to genetic progress.

Older recommendations used for target heifer joining weights may no longer be appropriate.

Ovine campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease of breeding ewes causing abortion in late pregnancy. It is caused by the bacteria Campylobacter fetus ssp. fetus.

The persistent nature of organochlorine (OC) residues in soils is an ongoing issue for livestock producers. Cattle are the most susceptible to the accumulation of OC residues.

Pregnancy toxaemia and hypocalcaemia affect lambing ewe flocks and have similar signs but different causes.

‘Calf scours’ is when young calves develop diarrhoea and become dehydrated. The scour can be white, yellow, grey or blood-stained, and is often foul-smelling.

Salt poisoning or water deprivation in pigs can cause severe health problems, and in some cases it can become fatal.

This webpage outlines the market impacts of a Johne’s disease (JD) diagnosis, biosecurity practices to reduce the likelihood of JD in sheep occurring on your property, the SheepMAP program, and opt

 ‘One Health’ is an internationally supported approach that recognises that the health and well-being of animals, people and the environment are closely linked and that international, national and

There are multiple causes of infertility, abortion and stillbirths in cows. These include some diseases that are exotic to Western Australia and some zoonotic diseases.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development conducts a surveillance program for ewe abortion and newborn lamb deaths to assist sheep producers to identify the cause of abortions a