Information on cattle diseases and biosecurity.
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- Acetonaemia in CowsA disease commonly seen in high producing dairy cows, or in cows on a poor diet.
- Acute Bovine Liver DiseasePreviously known as phytotoxic hepatitis, acute bovine liver disease affects beef and dairy cattle. ABLD occurs sporadically throughout Tasmania.
- BotulismAlthough instances of botulism affecting humans are rare, it is a common disease in animals and birds.
- Bovine PestivirusAlso known as bovine viral diarrhoea virus, or BVD or BVDV, or mucosal disease virus.
- Brucellosis in CattleCauses mass abortion in cattle herds.
- Facial EczemaFacial eczema (FE) is a type of sunburn (sometimes called photosensitisation) affecting exposed areas of pale skin of cattle.
- Foot-and-Mouth DiseaseInformation about foot-and-mouth disease and how to keep it out of Australia and Tasmania.
- Grass Tetany/Grass StaggersMagnesium deficiency. It can affect stock in late autumn, winter and spring. This is not the same disease as perennial ryegrass staggers.
- Johne's Disease (JD) in CattleAn incurable, infectious wasting disease.
- Lumpy Skin DiseaseLumpy skin disease (LSD) is a serious and highly contagious emergency animal disease that affects cattle and buffalo.
- Mad Cow Disease (BSE)An emergency animal disease that would have serious consequences for the cattle industry.
- Perennial Ryegrass StaggersCaused by toxins in the leaves of perennial rye grass. This is not the same disease as grass tetany.
- Salmonellosis in Dairy CattleSalmonellosis is the clinical disease caused by a bacteria called Salmonella, which can live for long periods in the environment. Salmonellosis is a notifiable disease in Tasmania because of the risk to human health and also because it can cause serious losses on farm.