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Tag: Mycoplasma bovis

  • Thursday, February 7th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    New Zealand' dairy industry struggling with an outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis

    More than 80 farms have tested positive for the disease. Minister O'Connor has pushed hard for officials to try and find out how Mycoplasma bovis got into NZ

    While experts struggle to pinpoint the original source of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, New Zealand Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says resources may be better spent on bio security systems that prevent similar outbreaks. Last May the New Zeland government announced it would try to eradicate the disease, which can cause mastitis and abortions in cows, ordering a phased culling program that's expected to cost close to US$ 700 million.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    New Zealand to cull 150.000 cows to eradicate outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis

    “The the pain and anguish they're going to go through is really hideous and we have to support them as neighbors”, said Katie Milne from Federated Farms

    New Zealand, which produces three percent of the world’s milk, announced this week its plan to cull about 150,000 cows to eradicate the disease Mycoplasma bovis. The largest mass animal slaughter in the country’s history will cost some US$ 612 million. If successful, it would be the first time an infected country has eliminated the disease-causing bacteria.