Infected bulls or bulls that have been in contact with infected cows are a major risk factor for the spread of Mycoplasma bovis.

At the present time testing for Mycoplasma bovis is commercially available, but because of the way Mycoplasma interacts with the host animal false positive and false negative results to these tests are possible. This makes introducing any new animal to an uninfected farm a risk. 

It is this risk that is the most important thing to manage.

Click here to view our full guide on Bull Risk Management when it comes to Mycoplasma bovis.


20 June 2018, 02:05