Managing the risk of Mycoplasma bovis during the winter grazing season: Richard Laven of Massey University

Movement of cattle between farms is the highest risk for spread of Mycoplasma bovis, and winter grazing of dairy cattle therefore poses particular challenges.

Richard Laven is Associate Professor in Production Animal Health at Massey University, and was the person who first recognised that Mycoplasma bovis was likely present in New Zealand. He joins us to explain how the disease spreads, the precautions graziers and owners can take to further reduce the low risk of spreading the disease, and what farmers should be doing as good biosecurity management practice anyway.

For more details, download the Beef + Lamb New Zealand/DairyNZ information for graziers factsheet (63.4 KB).

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