[9 May/Radio NZ]

Mycoplasma bovis was found on a North Canterbury farm, which brought the total number of properties with the disease up to 36. Ministry for Primary Industries Spokesperson, Catherine Duthie, said it was identified through the tracing of animals from known infected farms. She added it did not mean the disease was spreading, but instead tracing historical animal movements which took place before it was known Mycoplasma bovis was in New Zealand. Ms Duthie noted the farm has been put under a restricted movement notice meaning no animals could move on or off the property. She said it was possible that more infected farms would be found.