Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Disease


Quarantine drenching key for autumn stock

Quarantine drenching key for autumn stock

Farmers WeeklyApr 18, 2024
Crucial to prevent importation of drench-resistant worms onto property, warns BLNZ.

Meat board gives $1.7m to sector research

Farmers WeeklyApr 16, 2024
Informing NZ Beef and facial eczema projects to benefit.

Tech collab contributes to vineyard disease-detection system

Farmers WeeklyApr 12, 2024
Integrape has partnered with agricultural robotics supplier Agri Automation, which will provide a self-driving Burro robot that will be equipped with cameras.

Back down to zero for M bovis

Annette ScottApr 3, 2024
Last known farm cleared – for now – as MPI turns focus on imported semen as a source of infection.


RNA vaccine in pipeline to nail BVD 

RNA vaccine in pipeline to nail BVD 

Richard RennieFeb 22, 2024
With funding in place and covid’s lessons still fresh, AgResearch could be closing in on a solution to costly condition.
Narrower focus with new M bovis test

Narrower focus with new M bovis test

Annette ScottJan 11, 2024
New approach raises possibility of restricting eliminations to individual cattle rather than removing entire herds.
Canterbury dairy farm infected with M bovis

Canterbury dairy farm infected with M bovis

Farmers WeeklyDec 15, 2023
Neighbouring farm to property found to have infection in September.
Do your bit in war on superbugs

Do your bit in war on superbugs

Farmers WeeklyNov 17, 2023
NZFS agency has advice for tackling antimocrobial resistance.
M bovis all set for handover to OSPRI

M bovis all set for handover to OSPRI

Annette ScottOct 26, 2023
Farmers should not be affected by the move and the M bovis levies will not increase.
Have your say on future M bovis efforts

Have your say on future M bovis efforts

Annette ScottOct 12, 2023
Mycoplasma bovis partners propose to move disease eradication programme from the Ministry for Primary Industries.
wine-grapes

Disease on the move in a warming climate

Guest writerOct 10, 2023
A research project is applying climate change scenarios to put a cost on disease impacts and adaptation measures.
NZ ‘monitoring global spread of African Swine Fever’

NZ ‘monitoring global spread of African Swine Fever’

Neal WallaceOct 10, 2023
NZ Pork seeks ban of imports from affected countries as disease spreads in Europe.
Drench supply issues to challenge farmers

Drench supply issues to challenge farmers

Farmers WeeklyOct 6, 2023
Both families of novel drenches in NZ will be affected over next six months.
Feds back OSPRI on M bovis

Feds back OSPRI on M bovis

In its submission to MPI, Feds said OSPRI is the best organistion to deliver of the level of integration needed.
Biosecurity NZ deputy director Stuart Anderson poses in an office building, wearing a suit.

New Canterbury property confirmed to have Mycoplasma bovis

Annette ScottSep 22, 2023
Strain of infection identified as the original detected in New Zealand.
Lepto cases on the rise among man and beast

Lepto cases on the rise among man and beast

Samantha TennentSep 13, 2023
The effects of Cyclone Gabrielle are still hitting farmers, with veterinarians seeing a rapid rise in leptospirosis cases in both people and animals.
New HQ proposed for M bovis battle

New HQ proposed for M bovis battle

Annette ScottAug 16, 2023
Views sought on proposal to move eradication effort to new home in OSPRI.
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Psa variant under observation 

Richard RennieAug 15, 2023
Pest management monitoring picks up genetic variation.
Milestone for M bovis programme

Milestone for M bovis programme

Neal WallaceAug 2, 2023
No infected farms in NZ as mammoth effort reaches halfway mark.
Rise in human lepto cases points to elevated risk for livestock

Rise in human lepto cases points to elevated risk for livestock

Richard RennieJul 26, 2023
The significant lifts in the rate of human infections prompted MPI's animal health endemic team to notify vets of the elevated risk of the disease spreading in livestock.
Race against time to save Rotorua lakes trees

Race against time to save Rotorua lakes trees

Farmers WeeklyJul 24, 2023
Programme goes all out for vulnerable native species under attack from myrtle rust.
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Watch for coccidiosis this calving season

Dairy FarmerJul 17, 2023
Coccidiosis is prevalent throughout New Zealand, and thrives in warm, moist conditions.
Minister says M bovis programme is on track as it hits halfway point

Minister says M bovis programme is on track as it hits halfway point

Annette ScottMay 25, 2023
O’Connor acknowledged there had been some “horrific scenarios” for many individual farmers because of uncertainty in the early stages.
More tests as M bovis found in Ashburton

More tests as M bovis found in Ashburton

Annette ScottMay 18, 2023
As a precaution, farmers should ask their semen supplier about what testing has been performed.
Frey Livingston - Tokaora Diagnostics

MPI funds facial eczema RAT prototype to trial on farm

Gerald PiddockApr 3, 2023
The test is intended to be used with sheep, cattle and deer, but initial trials will focus on dairy cattle.
Facial eczema DairyNZ

Debunking FE myths and managing the disease

Gerald PiddockMar 27, 2023
Misinformation and fantastical tales abound about facial eczema but one vet says farmers need to get past these and manage the disease.
Wakanui’s M bovis notice lifted

Wakanui’s M bovis notice lifted

Annette ScottMar 17, 2023
MPI programme depopulated, cleaned and disinfected all confirmed infected properties in area.
waikato gabrielle

Rural NZ ‘left vulnerable’ in wake of Gabrielle

Guest writerMar 14, 2023
Researchers warn rural NZ to expect a rise in anything from water-borne pathogens to bacteria carried by rats.
TBfree offers workaround for post-flood TB control

TBfree offers workaround for post-flood TB control

Neal WallaceMar 6, 2023
Stock movement complicated with fences down and facilities trashed.
Bee vaccine welcomed – with caution

Bee vaccine welcomed – with caution

Richard RennieJan 18, 2023
Slowing the rate of spread could be problematic.
M bovis confirmed on Wakanui red-zone farm 

M bovis confirmed on Wakanui red-zone farm 

Farmers WeeklyOct 21, 2022
Property movement has been restricted since August.
OSPRI flags feral pig role in spread of TB

OSPRI flags feral pig role in spread of TB

Farmers WeeklyOct 17, 2022
Hunters warned not to relocate animals to new areas.
Tests offer a timely heads-up on disease

Tests offer a timely heads-up on disease

Richard RennieOct 11, 2022
Massey spinoff uses DNA technology to identify wide range of bacteria and viruses almost instantly.
Red needle cast strips Northland pines

Red needle cast strips Northland pines

Hugh StringlemanOct 10, 2022
Wet winter helps spread disease in airborne water droplets.
New strain of M bovis found on infected property

New strain of M bovis found on infected property

Annette ScottOct 6, 2022
Testing stepped up after Mid Canterbury discovery.
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Another, plus a likely, property added to M bovis-infected list

There are four confirmed properties in Mid Canterbury at present.
AI on the lookout for disease 24/7

AI on the lookout for disease 24/7

Annette ScottSep 27, 2022
NZ firms join forces to develop a biosecurity early warning system.
Mass cull to contain M bovis

Mass cull to contain M bovis

Farmers WeeklySep 22, 2022
Eight farms in Mid Canterbury affected.
beef-cows-eating

Vets hold the line against M bovis

Guest writerSep 13, 2022
Local vets are putting the country on track to be the world’s first to eradicate the disease.
Genetic ‘seed bank’ keeps semen from top sires safe and sound

Genetic ‘seed bank’ keeps semen from top sires safe and sound

BusinessDeskAug 1, 2022
Threats to national herd mitigated by long-term planning by Livestock Improvement Corp.
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