The Pleuro Story (1973)

By June 1st, 1973

Bovine Contagious Pleuropneumonia was once the most-dreaded disease of the Australian cattle industry. Introduced into Australia in 1858, it spread to all the major cattle areas causing the loss of livestock markets, both local and overseas.

This disease has now been eradicated.

The history of its eradication is an example of successful collaboration between State and Commonwealth animal health authorities in finding a reliable diagnostic test and an effective vaccine.