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OSPRI programme manager for the Northern South Island, Josh King, says wild pigs are great indicators of an area's TB status.

OSPRI has offered full support for the Government’s biosecurity strategy, announced by Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy today.

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    Register a new herd

    Every person owning one or more cattle or deer must register those animals as a herd with the TBfree New Zealand programme. 

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    Rapid declaration of TB freedom in possums in the Hokonui Hills

    A new surveillance concept combining probabilities of detection and eradication was trialled in the Hokonui Hills Vector Control Zone (VCZ), Southland, and evaluated for its utility for confidently declaring areas free of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in possums. The project was jointly funded by TBfree New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and undertaken by Landcare Research between March and December 2014.

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