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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...
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...
Lumpy Skin Disease resources

Lumpy Skin Disease resources

Lumpy Skin Disease resources Lumpy Skin Disease is a serious threat to Australia’s cattle herd and export markets. Cases were confirmed on the Indonesia island of Sumatra in March 2022. Early detection and reporting is critical to containment of this disease....
Collecting Johne’s disease samples

Collecting Johne’s disease samples

Collecting Johne’s disease samples Sample collection is generally the same for all JD testing purposes – interstate livestock movements, industry assurance programs, live animal export testing or clinical diagnosis. This  overview of the laboratory...
Guides to collecting and preserving plant specimens

Guides to collecting and preserving plant specimens

Guides to collecting and preserving plant specimens Often the lag between ingestion and illness means it is not always obvious what the animals may have been eating. This complicates the decision about what to suspect and collect, and it may mean collecting several...