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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

C. R. Toop

Keywords

Brucellosis, Cattle diseases.

First Page Number

421

Last Page Number

432

Abstract

Brucellosis, or contagious abortion as it is commonly called, seems to have been introduced into Western Australia with early importation of cattle from the Eastern States and during the period of rapid expansion which took place between the two World Wars it exacted a heavy toll. Abortion storms which caused the loss of more than half of the calf drop were common, and infertility was rife. More important was the heavy loss of production arising form failure of aborting cows to return to full lactation and the long interval that often elapsed before they were again safely in calf.

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