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Technical annual report 2000-01

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Title

Technical annual report 2000-01

Collection

Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

Date

2001-10

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2001-10

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

ISSN

0158-2763

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223369

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/687151

Page content

Technical Annual Report 2000/01 95 Bacteriology: Submissions 602 Fee for service submissions accounted for 43%, diagnostic submissions accounted for 38% and TB submissions dropped to 5% of the total. Interesting isolations included: Streptococcus equi subspecies equi from horses which confirmed outbreaks of strangles, in Alice Springs, Katherine and in the Darwin rural area. Salmonella Muenchen from the intestines of a two-week old calf from the Barkly Tablelands. Providencia rettgeri continues to be a common isolate from septicaemic juvenile crocodiles. A rising titre (400 to 1,600) in the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) for Leptospira australis in a pup with signs of leptospirosis. Another dog reached a titre of 3200. The section participates in the IFM proficiency testing program for veterinary microbiology and the three Leptospira MATs are part of ANQAP proficiency testing. Parasitology: Submissions 378 The project started last year to investigate if hydatid cysts are present in cattle born and bred in the NT and was completed. Hydatid cysts were seen in 23 out of 4348 animals examined. Of those, 21 cysts were in animals that originated from Queensland and two were in cattle with illegible brands. These results strongly suggest that a cycle of hydatid transmission does not occur in the NT. The section participates in a faecal egg count proficiency-testing program run by Agriculture WA. Serology: Submissions 220 The biggest group was sentinel submissions for bluetongue ELISA testing at 60%, followed by diagnostic submissions at 24%. Seven tests were conducted in the section as part of the ANQAP proficiency testing. Clinical Pathology: The clinical pathology sections illustrate how a service charge for non-production animals can contribute to their maintenance cost because though they are necessary, they would be under-utilised if used for production animals only. Clinical Chemistry: Submissions 514 Fee for service submissions accounted for 73% of the total, followed by diagnostic submissions at 20%. The section participates in the BIORAD international quality assurance program for clinical chemistry.