M.bovis review identifies key lessons to strengthen biosecurity

25 November 2021

An independent review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme has found that it is on track to achieve a world-first eradication and makes recommendations to improve the wider biosecurity system.

The review found that the programme, a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), DairyNZ, and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, has made many improvements after it scaled-up quickly to prevent spread of the disease and has provided valuable lessons for future disease responses, namely that all parties need to work more closely together to ensure the right capability and support is in place for people affected by a disease incursion.

Details about the review and improvements already made or under way have been released on the MPI website here.

KVH works in partnership with MPI on biosecurity response planning and preparedness. The reviews findings, and ensuring recommended improvements are implemented, will continue to be part of our regular discussions.