The tropical dry season

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - March 2017

Reporting livestock disease protects our ability to trade: Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of livestock diseases that are reportable or affect trade. To gather this proof of freedom,...

Field research services (FRS) ensures the delivery of timely and efficient technical expertise to implement field research experiments across the WA grainbelt.

Thursday, 6 April 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) will hold its first State Horticulture Update for Western Australian horticulture businesses on April 6, 2017 at the Crown Perth Convention Centre.

There are many causes of anaemia, jaundice and abortion in cattle, including bovine anaemia due to Theileria orientalis group (BATOG).

Melioidosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which can affect animals and humans.

It is most common in tropical and subtropical regions, including northern Australia.

Western Australia has a reputation for producing healthy livestock free from diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our ability to sell livestock within Australia or overseas.

Supporting Western Australian horticulture businesses to achieve international competitiveness and industry growth

The Department of Agriculture and Food, WA is working with the WA horticulture industry to respond to the detection of tomato potato psyllid, an exotic plant pest.

This is the first time the psyllid has been detected in Australia.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has been assisting the pigeon racing and fancying industries in diagnosing and managing disease caused by a rotavirus in pigeons.

Western Australia is free of many diseases that are endemic to other areas in Australia. A livestock importer is required to certify the disease status of livestock being imported into WA and pre- and post-arrival testing and treatment protocols are often required.

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