7 Jun 2019

Mycoplasma Bovis. The world is watching New Zealand

From Nine To Noon, 9:43 am on 7 June 2019
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Photo: MPI

Kathryn Ryan speaks with chair of the M.bovis Strategic Science Advisory Group,  MPI's chief science adviser and farmer himself Dr John Roche about continuing efforts to rid farms of Mycoplasma Bovis, including the call to conduct never before done science to help achieve eradication. 

No other country infected with the cattle disease has managed to eradicate M.bovis and New Zealand is being looked to as something of an international test case.  But following a surge in infected farms in Canterbury earlier this year, with 26 new cases, and working with as yet imperfect tests. How much progress is being made?