Tuberculosis issues in North Canterbury
Farming with tuberculosis (TB) in the endemic area of North Canterbury has major implications to management practices. Although industry sectors are structured differently, the impact of TB is similar across the board with stress, financial, and farm policy implications all significant factors. The co-ordination and commitment of pest control in an organised, monitored and decisive fashion is necessary to see downward pressure on the numbers of TB reactive livestock in the region. A positive and effective chain of communication from the Animal Health Board, through Regional Animal Health Committees, Regional Councils, MAF Quality Management, to farmers is essential to foster successful results in the field. This, in turn, will enhance future education and research into winning the battle against TB and securing overseas trade access for our produce.... [Show full abstract]
Fields of Research070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens); 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; 0608 Zoology
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