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Ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease caused by the bacteria Ehrlichia canis, has been detected in a small number of domesticated dogs in the Halls Creek and Kununurra areas of the Kimberley region.

Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease of dogs caused by infection with the bacteria Ehrlichia canis. E. canis occurs worldwide, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions.

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that occurs in dogs, caused by either the bacteria Anaplasma platys or A. phagocytophila.

Avocado fruits are affected by two diseases: stem end rots and body rots.

The map below shows the current predicted dates of spore maturation and consequently the predicted risk of matching spore release with the susceptible stage of the crop. Spore showers will commence soon after the spores are mature in the fruiting bodies.

Traditionally ANZAC day marked the date on which growers in Western Australia would start dry seeding. However, now growers in Western Australia’s Northern Agricultural Region are routinely sowing canola in mid-April.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - February/March 2020

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to investigate diseases when they occur provides surveillance evidence to our markets that we are free of...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - February/March 2020

Livestock disease investigations protect our markets

Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of particular livestock diseases. The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets ...

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has created a sampling and post-mortem guide to assist veterinarians investigating pig disease. 

We are currently in the final stages of the 2019-20 season.

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