Detecting cattle disease
THE Bovine Syndromic Surveillance System (BOSSS) website
features information on endemic and exotic cattle diseases. BOSSS
is a web-based decision support software program that allows cattle
owners to investigate disease and parasites within their cattle
herd. BOSSS uses a veterinary database with information and
symptoms of approximately 1000 diseases of cattle. BOSSS requires
cattle owners to enter some information or data into the website to
help generate a tentative diagnosis.
Cape York tackles pests
FUNDED by the Natural Heritage Trust, CYPPests.Com is the new
website of the Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Program
(CYWAFAP). The program aims to facilitate pest management plans,
strategies, training and advice in the Cape York Peninsula. Users
can check threat maps and images, access reports and strategies,
and discover training and other services.
THE NT Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries & Mines
website’s section on pastoral production provides useful
contacts as well as information on soils, fertilisers, species and
cultivars, stocking rates, grazing management, and pasture seed
production and storage.
WORLDMAPPER is a collection of world maps, where territories are
defined according to the subject of interest. The maps presented
are cartograms which re-size each country (or other geographical
unit) according to some other variable. For example, if population
is the variable, a country such as the UK will appear much larger
than it does on a standard map, and sparsely populated countries
will appear smaller.