Tuberculosis Reported in Taranaki09 April 2013
NEW ZEALAND - Cattle from four North Island herds are to be slaughtered following a tuberculosis outbreak.
Three herds in Taranaki – on the south west of the island – are being isolated and tested to identify the source of the infection, according to a report from Newstalkzb.
Frank Pavitt told Newstalkzb that possums could be carrying the disease into domestic cattle and deer populations.
Despite efforts to eradicate the disease, the chance of a herd getting TB has increased by 30 times since 1995.
Currently there are about 70 infected herds in New Zealand.
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