Bovine disease surveillance report

MPI has developed a new bovine disease surveillance report to help veterinarians better understand disease patterns at both the regional and national levels. These reports utilise data collected as part of Biosecurity New Zealand’s (BNZ) Animal Health Surveillance Programme, which collects anonymised data on all sick bovine cases seen by the veterinary diagnostic laboratories in […]

TSE reminder

MIKE HARDCASTLE The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Surveillance programme administered by MPI is important to maintain our TSE-free status and access to international markets. At Gribbles Veterinary we strongly encourage vets to submit brains and cervical spinal cord from qualifying livestock. This article is to highlight recent changes in TSE Surveillance.  Histopathology of representative brain areas […]


Now is the peak season for TSE submission and MPI has reported they are lower than they could hope with BSE points for NZ, so we thought we’d share this reminder with you. You can also visit the MPI surveillance website here.