Brucellosis, Brucella abortus, Disease control, Vaccines, Western Australia
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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.
Toop, C R.
"Brucellosis and its control with strain 19 vaccine,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss3/5