26 Jul 2017

Highly infectious cattle disease hits NZ

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 26 July 2017

The Ministry for Primary Industries is trying to determine the scale of an outbreak of a serious bacterial disease in cattle, discovered in South Canterbury for the first time. Mycoplasma bovis has been found in 14 cows on the property with 150 other animals showing signs they may be affected. Lynn Freeman speaks to Tim Mackle, head of Dairy NZ, and Dr Neil MacPherson, from the Dairy Cattle Vet Association