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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.

Wasp sting incident prompts reissue of first aid guide

30 March 2016

A pest controller’s near-fatal allergic reaction to a wasp attack in Southland has prompted the reissue of OSPRI’s health and safety factsheet First Aid in the Field.

Achieving eradication targets mean fewer TB tests

1 March 2016

The farming industry’s investment in TB eradication is proving to be effective as OSPRI lifts stock movement restrictions and reduces testing requirements in many areas.

Dog poisoning highlights importance of following warning signs

20 January 2016

A recent dog poisoning following an aerial pest control operation in the Taupo region highlights the importance of complying with warning signs and taking steps to protect pets. ​

Investigation underway as bovine TB found in Mount Cargill herds

4 December 2015

OSPRI’s TBfree programme is working to determine the cause of a bovine tuberculosis (TB) infection in a number of Mount Cargill herds. Slaughter and routine TB testing has identified three TB infected herds in the area.

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