The tropical wet season

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has created the following guide to assist vets to collect appropriate samples during livestock disease investigations. Correct sampling will increase the likelihood of a definitive diagnosis.

Yellow-winged locusts (Gastrimargus musicus) are native insects, distinguished by bright yellow wings, they are 35-50mm in length when mature and make a distinctive clicking noise when flying. Adult swarms of yellow-winged locusts are infrequent and generally localised.

The following procedure is designed to aid veterinarians when taking histopathology samples for livestock post-mortems. A printable PDF version is available for download on the right hand side of the page.

Managing farm biosecurity following a fire, flood or dry season is a balance of caring for livestock and paddocks while limiting the introduction of new pests, diseases or weeds onto the property.

WA Livestock Outlook - for vets - February 2018

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia as well as diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we...

A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the horticulture sector.

Select articles of interest to you from the right hand menu of this page or view the main AgMemo newsletter by searching 'AgMemo'.

A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.

Select articles of interest to you from the right hand menu of this page or view the main AgMemo newsletter by searching 'AgMemo'.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - January 2018

Why DPIRD carries out surveillance for livestock disease: Australia’s access to markets for livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of reportable and trade-sensitive livestock diseases.

To gather this proof of...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - January 2018

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia as well as diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we...

AgMemo February 2018

New leadership for state biosecurity
Growing the regional economy
Grants available to provide connectivity to WA farming businesses
Play a part in the biosecurity of WA’s agricultural industries
Focus on R&D to help growers manage Tomato potato psyllid
Funding...

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