New Zealand to cull 5,000 cattle units, as mycoplasma infection is more serious than expected

The overall situation is more serious than expected. In fact, earlier in October the estimated number of livestock units to be killed, in order to control the epidemic of mycoplasma bovis, was around 4,000; now authorities have raised such number to 5,000 units. New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industry announced that they carried out a close inspection in a breeding farm located in the province of South Canterbury: since test results were positive, farms under bacterium attack have currently gone up to 8 in total. Most likely, New Zealand will also reconsider and raise their budget, which currently amounts to 8 million dollars, for decontamination and restocking of breeding farms.


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