Warning to veterinarians – Salmonella Brandenburg in North Island!

Although cases of salmonellosis in production animals are not uncommon in the North Island, Salmonella Brandenburg has historically only been a problem in the South Island of New Zealand.  However, a case of S. Brandenburg has recently been identified in the North Island (Taranaki region), in association with an outbreak of bovine abortion. Salmonella Brandenburg […]

Salmonella abortions in cattle

LISA HULME-MOIR This month has seen two cases from the Northland and Taranaki districts involving late-term abortions due to Salmonella Bovismorbificans. In both instances, mixed-age dairy cattle were involved and in one case, eight of the nine cattle aborting did not show any observable clinical signs other than having dead near full-term calves. The aborted […]