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Mycoplasma bovis Update - 15 June 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018   (0 Comments)
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This update covers the following:

  • Video update from NZVA President
  • Dates for industry/MPI roadshows
  • MPI's M. bovis presentation - useful information to share with farmers
  • Latest MPI fact sheet - more details on testing, source of infection

Video update from NZVA President

In this short video, NZVA President Peter Blaikie explains the NZVA's role in the eradication decision, what NZVA is doing to support members and farmers, and the role of our new M. bovis Steering Group.



Dates of industry/MPI roadshows

MPI has release initial information about a series of roadshows being run around the country for farmers. NZVA members will speak at some of these events. We will forward more information as we get it.

Roadshow events

  • Tues 12 June: Rotorua
    • 11am - 1pm Holiday Inn, 10 Tryon Street, Rotorua
  • Weds 13 June: Masterton
    • 5.30pm War Memorial Stadium, Trust House Recreation Centre, 2 Dixon Street North, Masterton
  • Mon 18 June: Whangarei
    • 11am - 1pm ASB Leisure Centre, Kensington Park, 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington
  • Mon 18 June: Kerikeri
    • 3pm - 5pm Turners Centre, 43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri
  • Tues 19 June: Amberley
    • 12.30 - 2.30pm Amberley Pavilion, 50 Douglas Road (Amberley Domain), Amberley
  • Tues 19 June: Darfield
    • 7pm - 9pm Darfield Recreation & Community Centre, North Terrace (Darfield Domain), Darfield
  • Weds 20 June: Timaru
    • 11am - 1pm Caroline Bay Hall, 1 Virtual Avenue, Timaru
  • Weds 20 June: Oamaru
    • 3pm - 5pm Papakaio Community Hall, Pukeuri Road, Oamaru
  • Thurs 21 June: Alexandra
    • 1pm - 3pm Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St, Alexandra
  • Fri 22 June: Gore
    • 11am - 1pm Heartland Hotel, 100 Waimea Street, Gore
  • Fri 22 June: Winton
    • 3pm - 5pm Winton Memorial Hall, 1 Wemyss St, Winton
  • Mon 25 June: Palmerston North
    • 3pm - 5pm Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North
  • Tues 26 June: Hastings
    • 11am - 1pm Venue to be confirmed
  • Weds 27 June: Hawera
    • 11am - 1pm Venue to be confirmed
  • Thurs 28 June: Nelson
    • 11am - 1pm Brightwater Motor Inn, 1 Lightband Rd, Brightwater, Nelson
  • Fri 29 June: Greymouth
    • 10am - 12pm Venue to be confirmed

MPI's M. bovis presentation - useful information to share with farmers

MPI has prepared a standard presentation that it will use at the roadshow events.

This presentation provides overview information about M. bovis and the eradication plan.

The visual nature of these slides means they might be useful to you when you are talking to farmers. (A picture tells a thousand words ...)

You are welcome to share them with your clients.

View the presentation.


Latest MPI fact sheet - details on testing, source of infection

MPI's latest stakeholder update includes some more details on a number of issues, including testing and the history of the outbreak.

Read the latest update here.


Sign up to receive the updates from MPI here.