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Cattle disease found in NZ – Expert Q&A

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 27th, 2017.

MPI is responding to the discovery of a cattle disease on a South Canterbury farm. Mycoplasma bovis is common internationally but this is the first time it has been found in New Zealand. The SMC prepared a Q&A with an expert who has studied the disease overseas. Feel free to use these comments in your reporting. Dr Fernanda Castillo […]

Bacterial cow disease found in NZ for first time — In The News

Tessa Evans posted in on July 26th, 2017.

The bacterial disease Mycoplasma bovis has been found in New Zealand cows for the first time on a dairy farm in South Canterbury. The disease poses no threat to humans either from infection or from food safety as it cannot be passed on by consuming milk and milk products. However, cattle with the disease can […]

Foot and mouth disease study questions need for mass culling

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 6th, 2011.

Cattle infected with foot and mouth disease (FMD) are only infectious for a brief window of time, around half what was previously thought, according to a study published today in the journal Science. Outbreaks of the devastating virus, which affects cattle, sheep, pigs, deer and other animals, led to mass culling of livestock in the UK in […]

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