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MPI and dairy industry extend milk testing programme for Mycoplasma bovis

12th January 2018. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and its dairy industry partners have decided to extend the current Mycoplasma bovis milk testing underway in Canterbury, Otago and Southland into a national milk surveillance programme. While there is no indication that… Continue Reading →

M bovis: The Case for Eradication

11th January 2018. Most other countries have Mycoplasma bovis and just live with it. Why don’t we do the same?  Mark Bryan provides the case for eradication.

Tests confirm cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis on Ashburton farm

9th January 2018. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is present on a farm in the Ashburton area. The Ministry’s response incident controller David Yard says milk sampling carried out by the dairy industry… Continue Reading →

Biosecurity checklist for farmers

Biosecurity is about reducing the risk of diseases, weeds, or pests entering, spreading, or leaving your farm.  Use this checklist to identify ways you can help protect your farm.  Read more:

Hawkes Bay and Southland farmer information meetings – YouTube video

21st December 2017. Geoff Gwyn, MPI Director Readiness and Response, provides an overview of the current situation.

M bovis: What is your risk?

20th December 2017. Mark Bryan from VetSouth talks about assessing the risk to your farm.

Hastings and Southland properties positive for Mycoplasma bovis

12th December 2017. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified 4 new properties as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis and strongly suspects one further property. One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other… Continue Reading →

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