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Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia

Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia

Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia 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...
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...
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...
Collecting and transporting ocular fluids

Collecting and transporting ocular fluids

Collecting and transporting ocular fluids Ocular fluid biochemistry can help diagnose causes of sudden death. The eye is relatively isolated and protected so collection of ocular fluid up to 48 hours after death can add value in an investigation. Testing can include:...