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Mycoplasma bovis found near Masterton

Mycoplasma bovis has been confirmed to be in Wairarapa.

The Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed today that cattle on a farm near Masterton had tested positive for the disease. 

The farm concerned is a sheep and beef farm and was located through the tracing of animal movements from other affected farms.

The property is under legal controls restricting the movement of animals and other risk goods off the farm.

As part of the government and sector group programme to eradicate the disease, all cattle on the farm will ultimately be culled, in agreement with the farmer concerned around timing.

This new property brings the total number of Infected properties nationwide to 36.

3 COMMENTS

  1. As Richard asks why if this has been overseas for years do they not know how to test and treat for it easily? What about the 1080 poisoining rumours?

  2. What do the overseas countries do, who have this.? As it doest affect milk, why do the cows have to be culled, unless they become ill.? Does it affect the meat.? If not, why do they need to be killed.? It is already all over NZ.

  3. Very sad for all.
    I just hope right action is being taken. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.
    All need to act as one

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