Friday, 09 February 2018 16:47

23 farms now infected with M. bovis

Mycoplasma bovis infection has now been confirmed in animals on 23 properties, MPI has announced.

Published in General News
Monday, 05 February 2018 13:55

M. bovis farm infections hit 21

The total number of farms infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has reached 21.

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Publicity on recent outbreaks of exotic Mycoplasma bovis could teach New Zealand farmers plenty about onfarm biosecurity and contagious mastitis.

Published in General News
Friday, 02 February 2018 10:00

M. bovis testing coming to your farm

Testing for bacterial disease Mycoplasma bovis is being stepped up around the country.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:55

Protecting your borders

Consider some new year resolutions as you work the land. And treat your farm as a biosecurity fortress, with its defences tightened to shut out pest and disease threats.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:55

A new front in the fight against M. bovis

Tables laden with individually labelled sampling packs and stacks of small chilly-bins have marked the start of a new front in the fight against the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:55

Speed up response, farmers tell Govt

Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says farmers have spoken up about the slowness of the response to the disease Mycoplasma bovis.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:22

Support each other in tough times

DairyNZ says it’s been a tough time for farmers and for some there are signs that it’s beginning to take a toll on their wellbeing.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:55

Open farming M. bovis spread

DairyNZ biosecurity manager Chris Morley, a vet with long experience with Mycoplasma bovis in Canada and his native UK, says NZ is unusual in its “open” farming systems. 

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 08:55

‘Big wake-up call’

The mycoplasma bovis outbreak is a big wake-up call for the industry, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle.

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