Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Disease


Biosecurity NZ keeping watch on Indonesia FMD outbreak

Biosecurity NZ keeping watch on Indonesia FMD outbreak

ByStaff reporterMay 9, 2022
Biosecurity New Zealand is closely monitoring reports of a Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia, deputy director-general Stuart Anderson says.  Biosecurity New Zealand was working to acquire more information from Indonesia and would also talk to its Australian…

Government marks M bovis milestone

ByStaff reporterMay 5, 2022
It’s taken four years, $220.3 million in compensation claims and required 176,325 cattle to be culled, but New Zealand has just one property that is still infected with Mycoplasma bovis.…

Manawatū farmer to head ovis programme

ByAnnette ScottMar 30, 2022
New ovis management programme manager Michelle Simpson says sheep measles can potentially cost farmers a lot of money, with everyone having a part to play in protecting NZ’s sheepmeat market.Manawatū…

NZ keeping finger on M bovis pulse

ByAnnette ScottMar 15, 2022
National surveillance programmes have provided confidence that M bovis is no longer widespread in NZ. Five Star Beef is destined to be cleared of the disease, which was confirmed on…


Scientist heads off elusive invaders

Scientist heads off elusive invaders

ByRichard RennieDec 20, 2021
Dr Rebecca McDougal is part of a Scion team at the leading-edge of understanding complex tree diseases that are threatening…
M bovis programme delivers despite challenges

M bovis programme delivers despite challenges

ByAnnette ScottDec 17, 2021
In an end of year update the programme reports there are currently three active properties, all in the South Island…
M bovis advice ‘will be actioned’

M bovis advice ‘will be actioned’

ByAnnette ScottDec 16, 2021
M bovis governance group chair Kelvan Smith says the review recommendations will not be left on the shelf to gather…
Farmer advocate questions efficacy of M bovis report

Farmer advocate questions efficacy of M bovis report

ByAnnette ScottNov 29, 2021
Mid Canterbury farmer Duncan Barr has no confidence that lessons will be learnt from an independent review aimed at reducing…
LIC disease test a NZ-first for farmers

LIC disease test a NZ-first for farmers

ByGerald PiddockNov 29, 2021
Technology being used across New Zealand to detect covid in wastewater samples is being employed in the dairy sector to…
Xylella joins least wanted line up

Xylella joins least wanted line up

ByRichard RennieNov 17, 2021
Xylella has wiped out millions of olive trees in Italy, and is starting to affect Spanish plantings.The country’s “least wanted”…
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