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Cattle disease Mycoplasma found on North Canterbury farm

Cattle disease Mycoplasma found on North Canterbury sheep & beef farm

Some important things to remember to help contain this disease:
> Keep your Stock identification/Nait information up-to-date on all animals.
> Watch on-farm hygiene from contractors, Vets, Technicians.
> Always have disinfectant available in your shed for washing & disinfection.
> Maintain good boundaries with all neighbours with guaranteed power/outriggers to stop any cow to cow contact.
> Check farm history if buying in stock.
> Be conscious of bringing in second-hand equipment especially if milking equipment or equipment involved in direct handling of livestock. Check its origins.

If you have ANY concerns ring the MPI hotline – 0800 00 83 33 or call the Vet clinic - https://www.ncvets.co.nz/contact-us/

View the article at - https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/103754206/cattle-disease-mycoplasma-found-on-north-canterbury-farm

Note - Farm pictured is not affected farm.

About the author

North Canterbury Vets are a mixed practice which deals with dairy cows, beef, sheep, deer, horses and alpacas as well as companion animals. Our team has an ethical focus to assist in developing and growing our clients' businesses and providing quality health care to ensure that their livestock and pets live healthy and productive lives.

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North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.