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Australia is free of scrapie, which is a fatal, progressive, degenerative disease of the central nervous system of sheep and goats.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by an influenza virus.
Lucerne or alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a deep-rooted, temperate, perennial pasture legume which is well adapted to mixed farming systems in southern Western Australia.
This article summarises the management practices required to optimise the production of lucerne to provide benefits to livestock and crop following a lucerne phase. Lucerne is well suited to irregu
Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.
Ovine campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease of breeding ewes causing abortion in late pregnancy. It is caused by the bacteria Campylobacter fetus ssp. fetus.
Grass tetany is a highly fatal disease associated with low levels of magnesium in the blood.
Trees are an important part of any property.
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.
Pink eye or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) is a common and contagious eye condition that affects cattle of all ages. It is most commonly seen in calves and young stock.
Previous research in high rainfall zones or above average seasons has shown that in cases where leaf spot disease levels are high very early, fungicide application at or before first node (Z31) is
For successful management of sclerotinia stem rot in most years it is critical to target fungicides at early stage of bloom (20-30%), but optimal timing can vary depending on the season, in particu
Research was conducted into the yield and quality response of long season wheat and barley varieties to a range of sowing times between mid-April and mid-May at Esperance, Katanning and Dandaragan.
European wasps are declared pests in Western Australia and must be reported. Learn about European wasp distinguishing features and behaviours.
The conventional method for brain removal involves sawing through the bone of the dorsal cranium and removing a cap of bone to expose the brain.
Manure management on small properties is important to prevent fly and worm breeding, maintain pasture condition, prevent the eutrophication of nearby waterbodies and minimise unpleasant odours.
Selecting the right tube for the chosen blood test, taking sufficient samples, and careful handling of those samples gives DAFWA Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) pathologists the best chance o
Preventing lead residues in livestock protects human food safety and Western Australia's ongoing access to international markets.
Pigs are much more sensitive to heat than other animals so during periods of hot weather it is important to look at ways to reduce heat stress.
Establishing trees on a small landholding not only improves the aesthetics of the block, but can also serve many other useful purposes such as windbreaks or shelter for stock or the house and shed