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 study

Information for veterinarians Cases of Salmonella in the dairy industry have been increasing over recent years. Whilst this increase has been moderate with both Salmonella Typhimurium and S. Brandenburg, it has been significant with S. Bovismorbificans, which has seen a dramatic and sustained increase in cases since 2015 with a concomitant increase in human and […]

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 […]

Salmonella serotyping

Salmonella sp. isolates from animal samples have, until recently, been routinely referred to the enteric reference laboratory at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) for serotyping and phage typing. This service has been funded by the Ministry of Health and was free of charge. As of 1 November 2019, the Ministry of Health […]