Ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease caused by the bacteria Ehrlichia canis, has been detected in domestic dogs in the Kimberley region, and most recently, in the Pilbara.
Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs that occurs when a brown dog tick infected with the bacteria, Ehrlichia canis, bites a dog.
Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that occurs in dogs, caused by either the bacteria Anaplasma platys or A. phagocytophila.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has created a sampling and post-mortem guide to assist veterinarians investigating pig disease.
Monday, 24 February 2020 (All day) to Friday, 3 April 2020 (All day)
Between 24 February and 3 April, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is encouraging Western Australians to help look for invasive ants across the state.
We want the public to send in as many ant samples and photos as possible! This will boost the department's ongoing ant surveillance programs.