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The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has confirmed another Mid Canterbury property is infected with Mycoplasma bovis, taking the number of infected properties in the district to four.
It was a dairy farm with links to previously-confirmed infected properties and was already under movement restrictions.The first case of the bacterial infection Mycoplasma bovis was found in cattle in the Oamaru area in July 2017. The confirmed number of infected properties now sits at 28.
There are 48 properties under restricted place notice and under quarantine control.
Since 2017, MPI had been working with farmers, industry bodies and local communities to control the spread of the disease and, if possible, eradicate it.
MPI’s Animal Health Laboratory had received 110,323 milk samples, and completed 108,635 tests.