Disease information sources
Credible sources of disease information include:
- State departments of primary industries and agriculture, as well as other government agencies
- Private veterinarians and consultants
- MLA has a range of information on diseases of livestock available under the Livestock productionsection of its website.
Reference material such as:
- Diseases of Livestock by TG Hungerford
- Livestock Diseases in Australia by T Brightling
- Stock Diseases by A Brightling (Inkata Press)
- Diseases of Cattle in Australasia by TJ Parkinson, JJ Vermunt and J Malmo
These books are usually available from major bookstores, state departments of primary industries and agriculture, or for purchase online - Google the title of the book.
- MLA has a range of publications on diseases available on its website including:
Toxic plant and noxious weed identification
- Poisonous Plants of Australia by S Everist (Angus & Robertson)
- Poisonous Plants: A handbook for farmers and graziers by EJ McBarron (Inkata press)
- Medical and veterinary aspects of plant poisoning in New South Wales by EJ McBarron (NSW Agriculture)
For further identification and management of toxic plants and noxious weeds consult your local private veterinarian or consultant or relevant state government authority.
- MLA has a range of publications on toxic plants available on its website including:
- Managing Paterson's curse to boost pasture production
- A practical guide to biological control of Paterson's curse
- 3D weed management: Paterson's Curse Case Study
- 3D weed management: Paterson's Curse Best Practice Manual
- The biological control of Paterson's curse - Pollen beetle
- The biological control of Paterson's curse - Flea beetle
- The biological control of Patterson's curse - Crown weevil
- The biological control of Paterson's curse - Root weevil
- Tips & Tools: Perennial ryegrass toxicosis
- Tips & Tools: Making perennial ryegrass-based pastures productive and persistent
- Pimelea poisoning in cattle
- Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock are available from:
- Information on the progress of the development of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle can be found online
- The MLA Health Cost Benefit Calculator
- The Department of Agriculture maintains a national list and state and territory lists of notifiable animal diseases.