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2024-2025 Cattle Skin Survey

2024-2025 Cattle Skin Survey

2024-2025 Cattle Skin Survey 2024-25 project to sample cattle skin lesions seen during routine work. This helps further describe the typical range of skin conditions in northern Australia and contributes to the ‘evidence of absence’ of LSD. It’s also an...
Sudden death of heifers due to Tick Fever

Sudden death of heifers due to Tick Fever

Sudden death of heifers due to Tick Fever Unusual presentation: Eleven heifers became lethargic and weak, and then died within 24-48 hours. Above: Post mortem found jaundice throughout the carcass, an enlarged liver and abnormal spleen.Below: Timing of management...
Mastering your brain smear technique

Mastering your brain smear technique

Mastering your brain smear technique Method: Place match-head sized piece of grey matter ~2 cm from end of glass slide Lay second slide on top of grey matter at right angles to the first Drag top glass slide sideways to the far end of the lower slide (gently squashes...
Collecting maggots for Screw Worm Fly surveillance

Collecting maggots for Screw Worm Fly surveillance

Collecting maggots for Screw Worm Fly surveillance Surveillance for Screw-Worm Fly is a priority for livestock industries in Northern Australia. NABS network vets are asked to: Investigate all cases of myiasis in pets or livestock to determine the species responsible...
On the alert for FMD in Australia

On the alert for FMD in Australia

On the alert for FMD in Australia FMD is endemic parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In May 2022 cases were confirmed in four Indonesian provinces. The Australian Government and animal health providers are on alert to enable a swift and effective response....