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Johne’s disease (JD) is an incurable infectious disease of ruminants including cattle, sheep, goats, alpaca and deer. It causes chronic diarrhoea and wasting, which eventually leads to death.
There are three strains of the bacteria, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, that cause Johne’s disease (JD): sheep/ovine (S-), cattle (C-/bovine) and bison strains.
C-strain of Johne's disease (JD) in cattle is not known to be present in Western Australia.
Residents and businesses across Mundaring, Kalamunda, Swan, Gosnells and Canning are called on to join efforts against the European wasp, following a spike in nest numbers across Perth.
Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.
The National TSE Surveillance Program (NTSESP) conducts surveillance for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
A new chairperson and two new members have been appointed to the industry-based management committee that oversees the Western Australian grains, seeds and hay industry’s biosecurity funding scheme
Recognised Biosecurity Groups are formally recognised groups which control pests that impact on public and private interests.
Annual Reports for each Recognised Biosecurity Group in Western Australia are provided below.
Neptune messina is an exciting new annual pasture legume for winter-wet saltland areas of southern Australia with ≥ 375 millimetres (mm) annual rainfall and soil pH(Ca) ≥ 5.5.
Saline lands in Western Australia (WA) often suffer winter waterlogging, with the levels of salinity and depth to watertable varying markedly both spatially and between seasons.
Subterranean clover is a grazing tolerant annual pasture legume sown over eight million hectares (ha) in Western Australia (WA) and 29 million ha across southern Australia.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) supports pastoral industries in Western Australia by supporting market development, providing information, and assessing change
Fire is integral to many ecosystems in the Western Australian rangelands.
Climate change will affect livestock production in the agricultural areas of Western Australia in different ways, with some regions and enterprises benefiting and some not.
Land conservation district committees (LCDCs) are statutory committees appointed by the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation to administer land conservation districts in accordance with an Or
This glossary explains some of the terms used on this Western Australian website and in publications about climate, and land and water resources.