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Mycoplasma bovis – exclusive webinar invitation for NZVA members

Wednesday, 21 August 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Henderson
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  • Learn about the latest science relating to Mycoplasma bovis
  • Find out more about ongoing screening of bulk tank milk
  • Updates on disease control and epidemiology
  • Your questions answered

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is providing additional opportunities for NZVA members to learn more about the science and epidemiology behind the M. bovis Programme activities.

There have been some recent changes to the national bulk milk screening programme. MPI have provided an update on the bulk milk programme for the NZVA to distribute to members – read the update here.

NZVA members are also invited to attend a webinar hosted by MPI on Tuesday 27 August at 5:30pm.

Please note this webinar will be hosted via Skype for Business, which is not the standard Skype application. A phone-in option is also available (see below).

MPI has also indicated they are exploring options to record the webinar, to allow subsequent viewing for those unable to attend.

We would welcome any members with questions relating to bulk milk screening, or the M. bovis Programme to send these to the NZVA as soon as possible. MPI will endeavour to answer these questions during the webinar.

Questions are also welcome at any other time. Get in touch via email:

Webinar information

5.30pm on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Presenters from the Mycoplasma bovis Programme:

Dr Grant Matthews, Regional Veterinary Manager, Disease Management
Dr Mary van Andel, Principal Advisor, Strategic Epidemiology
Dr Kate Sawford, Principal Advisor, Operational Epidemiology
Dr Amy Burroughs, Programme Manager, National Milk Surveillance

Join the Skype meeting here


Join by phone:

04 819 4675 (Wellington)
Conference ID: 2403794

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