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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

C R. Toop

Keywords

Brucellosis, Brucella abortus, Disease control, Vaccines, Western Australia

First Page Number

203

Last Page Number

205

Abstract

DAIRY farmers of a generation ago will not need to be reminded of the ravages of contagious abortion or of the need for the continued application of effective control measures.

Fifteen or 20 years ago this disease which we now call Brucellosis was rife throughout the dairying districts of the State and it exacted a heavy toll.

The "abortion storm" was a common occurrence and it was not unusual for 30 per cent., and sometimes considerably more, of the cows in a herd to lose their calves at about the sixth month of pregnancy.

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