Second Case of Cattle Disease Found in South Canterbury

NEW ZEALAND - The farm, and the property where the first case was confirmed last week, are part of the 16 farm Van Leeuwen Dairy Group.
calendar icon 31 July 2017
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In the first case, 25 infected cows had to be put down.

According to Radio NZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries said the detection was not unexpected, given close connections between the two farms.

It was continuing testing for the disease on all farms in the company and neighbouring farms.

Mycoplasma bovis can cause lameness, pneumonia, mastitis and death in cows.

The disease is infectious to cattle, but not harmful to humans.

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