Mycoplasma Bovis Update, 12 January 2018

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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 the disease is present beyond the areas currently identified, checking for other possible regional clusters is […]

Further moves underway to contain cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis – MPI update 12 October 2017

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The Ministry for Primary Industries is moving forward with control measures to prevent further spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, with plans being developed with farmers to cull animals from the known infected farms. “Since the start of this response in late July, we’ve carried out tens of thousands of tests of the infected, […]

Mycoplasma bovis — MPI update 2 October 2017

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https://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/mycoplasma-bovis-update-2-october-2017/ The Ministry for Primary Industries’ testing programme has identified one new property as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. The newly identified property is a Van Leeuwen Dairy Group farm which was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. “We’ve said all along that we fully expected the possibility for […]