Mycoplasma bovis

No I have never heard of it either

doh

Now MAF is ordering the slaughter of thousands of cattle in a effort to eradicate it from NZ

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And like

Varroa destructor

And

Mycobacterium bovis

Just a waste of tax payers money

And a P.R. stunt to con the world that NZ has a clean green imagr
wenever
Hi Wave, never heard of it either but sounds like a messy situation that can get out of control.


New Zealand to slaughter thousands of cows in attempt to eliminate Mycoplasma bovis bacteria

New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd.
Key points:

New Zealand's cull will cost $NZ886 million and if successful, will see the elimination of Mycoplasma bovis in the country.
Bacteria was found for the first time in New Zealand last year, causes a number of conditions in cows.
PM Jacinda Ardern empathises with farmers "going through the pain of losing their herds"

Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday, saying it will cost $NZ886 million ($813 million) and, if successful, it will be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis.

Farming is vital to the economy in New Zealand, whose isolation has helped protect it from some diseases which affect herds elsewhere.

Last July, Mycoplasma bovis was found in the country for the first time.

Found in Europe and the US, the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases.

The disease is not considered a threat to food safety, but does cause production losses on farms.



That Cull will cause quite a financial setback!wow


New Zealand to slaughter thousands of cows in attempt to eliminate Mycoplasma bovis bacteria

New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd.
Key points:

New Zealand's cull will cost $NZ886 million and IF SUCCESSFUL, will see the elimination of Mycoplasma bovis in the country.
Bacteria was found for the first time in New Zealand last year, causes a number of conditions in cows.
PM Jacinda Ardern empathises with farmers "going through the pain of losing their herds"

Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday, saying it will cost $NZ886 million ($813 million) and, if successful, it will be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis.

Farming is vital to the economy in New Zealand, whose isolation has helped protect it from some diseases which affect herds elsewhere.

Last July, Mycoplasma bovis was found in the country for the first time.

Found in Europe and the US, the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases.

The disease is not considered a threat to food safety, but does cause production losses on farms.



That Cull will cause quite a financial setback!wow
Very sad plight C. But anything that will eliminate the bacteria is worth it I guess.
Posting-Hickup?confused dunno
ooby_dooby
I wonder if the meat is edible and also what are they planning to do with the carcasses?
if its anything like avian TB
the meat is sold on the domestic market
conrad
Norway is now the only country free of the disease
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