Theileria Outbreak at Limestone Downs
When cows started to drop at Limestone Downs, the vet was called in and a vicious form of the disease Theileria confirmed. It's transferred by ticks and makes cows anaemic. One hundred and eighty cows had visible signs of the disease, 35 died and others had to be nursed back to health. It's expected Theileria will make itself known in other regions of New Zealand this spring.