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New plan to tackle bovine TB officially launched

13 July 2016

Primary industry leaders came together last night in Wellington to officially launch the new plan for managing bovine TB in New Zealand.

Nearly 1.6 million hectares declared free of bovine TB

4 July 2016

New Zealand has taken another step towards becoming TB-free with large areas of previously infected land being declared free of the disease.

It’s important farmers and industry have their say on TB Plan proposal

23 June 2016

The future of the TB control in New Zealand is in the hands of farmers and other key stakeholders with the TB Plan proposal from the Plan Governance Group now open for consultation.

Government formally approves new TB Plan

3 June 2016

Amendments to the National Pest Management Plan to target the eradication of bovine tuberculosis have been formally ratified by the Government.

Approval of funding for TB eradication plan welcomed

26 May 2016

Government funding for the ongoing plan to eradicate bovine tuberculosis has been approved by Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy.

Get sorted for your Gypsy Day move

17 May 2016

Sharemilkers and dairy herd owners have plenty to think about at the moment, and with Gypsy Day fast approaching OSPRI’s here to help get you sorted for NAIT and TBfree.

Research work vital to achieving a TB-free New Zealand

4 April 2016

The primary wildlife source of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in New Zealand is the possum, with transmission of infection from possums to livestock regarded as a key barrier to eradicating TB from livestock.

TB infected possums found in Mount Cargill area

4 April 2016

Possums infected with bovine tuberculosis (TB) have been found as part of OSPRI’s work to determine the cause of the TB infection in a number of Mount Cargill herds, North of Dunedin, Otago.

1080 and dogs

31 March 2016

Possum control operation to target southern Rimutaka

31 March 2016

An aerial possum control operation is planned for the southern Rimutaka Ranges this spring as part of the drive towards eventual eradication of bovine tuberculosis from New Zealand.

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