The Government and the leaders of our dairy and beef sectors have announced an attempt to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.
To help stop the spread farmers should look out for:
- Unusual mastitis in cattle that don't respond to treatment
- Arthritis in cows and calves
- Late-term abortion
- Pneumonia in calves
Not all infected animals get sick, but they can pass on the disease to other animals. Mycoplasma bovis spreads between animals through close contact.
Farmers who see these signs in their stock should contact their veterinarian in the first instance, or MPI on 0800 80 99 66.
Mycoplasma bovis mainly affects cattle and has little effect on other production animals. It does not affect horses and pet animals.
Council is supporting the rural community through the Rural Support Trust.
|Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)||P: 0800 00 83 33|
|Federated Farmers||P: 0800 32 76 46|
|Rural Support Trust||P: 0800 78 72 54 (0800 RURAL HELP)|
|MPI Compensation Guidelines||P: +64 4 894 0055|
W: MPI Compensation Guidelines