Health and disease
Vaccines and vaccination programs
Diagnosing disease and deficiencies
Diseases of cattle
Akabane, Biosecurity Queensland
Black disease, blackleg, enterotoxaemia, malignant oedema and tetanus, Biosecurity Queensland
- Bluetongue, Biosecurity Queensland
- Bluetongue in cattle, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory
- Botulism, Biosecurity Queensland
- Botulism poisoning in cattle in the Northern Territory, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory
Calf scours – post weaning diarrhoea
Enzootic bovine leucosis (EBL)
- EBL, Biosecurity Queensland
- Johne’s disease (BJD), Biosecurity Queensland
- Johne’s disease (BJD), Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Leptospirosis, Biosecurity Queensland
Lumpy jaw, Biosecurity Queensland
Neospora, Biosecurity Queensland
Bovine pestivirus or Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV)
- BVDV, Biosecurity Queensland
Tick fever, Tick Fever Centre
Three day sickness (bovine ephemeral fever)
- Three day sickness, Biosecurity Queensland
- Three day sickness, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory
Trichomoniasis – Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory
- Vibriosis (Campylobacteriosis) in the Northern Territory, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory
- Campylobacteriosis (Vibriosis), Biosecurity Queensland
Warts, Biosecurity Queensland
Zoonoses (diseases transmissable to humans)
Leptospirosis, Biosecurity Queensland
Q fever, Biosecurity Queensland
Cattle ticks, Biosecurity Queensland
Cattle tick management framework in Queensland, Biosecurity Queensland
Buffalo fly control in cattle, Biosecurity Queensland
Exotic diseases and parasites
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Food Standards Australia New Zealand
What is a TSE?, Animal Health Australia
Foot and mouth disease (FMD), Biosecurity Queensland
Rinderpest, Biosecurity Queensland
Screw worm fly, Biosecurity Queensland
Acidosis, Department of Primary Industries, New South Wales
Urea poisoning in cattle (PDF 37 kB), Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory
Pimelea poisoning (St George disease) (PDF 1.96 MB)
Cyanide (prussic acid) and nitrate in sorghum crops – managing the risks, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Swainsona poisoning in cattle and horses (PDF 244 kB), Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory
Weaner management in northern beef herds, Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 3 MB)
Rearing healthy calves: practical guide, Dairy Australia
With the current dramatic turnaround in seasonal fortunes across large parts of northern and Eastern Australia, restocking activity is gaining momentum. As producers begin to restock, they are at significant risk of either bringing BVDV (pestivirus) home, or of buying-in naïve animals into an already-infected herd.
MLA’s conservative estimate of the cost of BVDV to Australia’s Northern and Southern Beef industries is more than $100 million each year. With the pressures of poor rainfall and poor prices no longer distracting producers, many are now taking the time to address endemic disease, biosecurity and welfare issues within their own production systems.
In this webinar, Dr Enoch Bergman (well respected Western Australia veterinarian) will step producers, vets and other stakeholders through a logical process of defining and managing their BVDV status, and moderating risk in incoming restocker or agistment animals in a cost-effective manner.
Download a copy of the presentation slides (PDF 11 MB) or watch a recording of the webinar (57:44 minutes | 29 September 2016).
From 1 July 2016, there’ll be major changes to the way Johne’s Disease is managed in Queensland. These changes will bring obligations, challenges and opportunities for beef producers. So we’ve invited Dr Lawrence Gavey, who is a veterinarian with over two decades experience working in the area of established diseases and animal welfare, to provide you with a basic knowledge of Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) and an understanding of the new Biosecurity Act to assist you to sustainably manage BJD risks in your herd and on your properties.
During this webinar, you’ll hear about:
- Review of current status of Queensland for BJD – outcomes of major incident responses, an overview of current cases and risks of further spread
- New context from 1 July 2016, under the new national BJD framework and Biosecurity Act 2014 – a shift from regulatory protection to industry management
- Producer responsibility for herd and property protection – the disease, how to assess risk, new tools and management options.
Download a copy of the presentation slides (PDF 779 kB) or watch a recording of the webinar.
For information about Johne’s disease management in Queensland visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website. For information on the new approach and guidelines for safely purchasing livestock, download the Johne’s disease management fact sheet. Animal health statements are available at www.farmbiosecurity.com.au.
Toxic pimelea species (desert riceflowers and flaxweed) are native plants found throughout inland Australia on pastoral lands. Three ephemeral species (Pimelea simplex, P. elongata, and P. trichostachya) are poisonous to livestock, resulting in heavy losses in some years. In this webinar Jenny Milson discusses pimelea poisoning in cattle and its management. 47:57 minutes published 19 February 2012 by FutureBeefAu.
Download a copy of ‘Understanding pimelea poisoning in cattle’ – a 42-page booklet which describes the clinical signs of pimelea poisoning, treatments and management strategies, and includes recent experimental feeding and herbicide trials, plus case studies detailing the personal experiences of producers.
Dr Geoffry Fordyce (QAAFI) discusses pestivirus in Queensland beef herds. 55:51 minutes published 12 February 2012 by FutureBeefAu.