Mycoplasma bovis found on another farm

Photo / File
Photo / File

The cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been found on another farm in the South Island.

More than four thousand cattle have been culled since the disease was first discovered in New Zealand in July.

Since then it's been detected on eight properties in Canterbury and Otago.

Today the Ministry of Primary Industries says one of two Waimate farms placed under restrictions last week has tested positive.

MPI's still waiting on results for the second property.

Mycoplasma bovis causes udder infections, abortions, pneumonia and arthritis.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 20 Nov 2017 06:53:33 Processing Time: 229ms