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m. bovis update 9nd November

Information provided by MPI

One additional Infected Property in Canterbury takes the total number of IPs back up to 34.

Latest information

Number of active confirmed Infected Properties 34
Number of properties under Restricted Place Notice 58
Properties under Notice of Direction 245

 

M. BOVIS MYTH BUSTING

Many farmers are going through a challenging time with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak. Unfortunately, their stress and anxiety is being compounded by some misinformation. In this newly created fact sheet, we dispel some of those myths: https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/dmsdocument/31614-mycoplasma-bovis-myth-busting

Over the coming weeks, we will provide facts countering a number of myths, including a short video on each of them from Dr. John Roche, MPI’s Chief Science Adviser.

You can also read this article from Stuff.co.nz, where Dr. John Roche has discussed these myths: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/108484895/mycoplasma-milk-testing-turns-up-only-three-infected-farms

VIDEO EXPLAINS TESTING METHODS FOR M. BOVIS

In this video, Dr Alix Barclay, Intelligence Manager for the M. bovis Response, explains how we test for the disease in infected cattle. We encourage you to share the video with others who would be interested in this information. You can view it on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-pZMEQ2Ca8

FREE BIOSECURITY SIGNS AVAILABLE

The Response has produced biosecurity visitor signs for farmers to hang on their farm gate or shed. They can be collected free of charge from your local Farmlands, Farm Source or PGG Wrightson store - while stocks last.

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