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 just before Christmas revealed a suspected positive result and MPI’s Animal Health Laboratory testing has just confirmed this.

Read more: http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/tests-confirm-cattle-disease-mycoplasma-bovis-on-ashburton-farm/