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Release of wild pigs condemned

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 12:56 pm | Animal Health Board

The illegal release of wild pigs near a beef herd has led the farm owner to speak out about the risk they pose to bovine tuberculosis (TB) control. More >>

Senior UK minister praises New Zealand TB control programme

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 2:06 pm | Animal Health Board

Britain’s most senior agriculture minister heaped praise on New Zealand and its work in controlling bovine tuberculosis (TB) during a fact finding visit at the weekend. Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said he ... More >>

New drive to improve quad bike safety

Friday, 15 March 2013, 10:31 am | Animal Health Board

Media release 15 March 2013 New drive to improve quad bike safety Keeping contractors aware of potential hazards on quad bikes is the aim of a campaign launched by the Animal Health Board (AHB). The AHB is keeping safety firmly in its sights through ... More >>

Bovine TB control achieves less cattle and deer TB testing

Friday, 1 March 2013, 10:14 am | Animal Health Board

Media release 1 March 2013 Bovine TB control achieves less cattle and deer TB testing The success of the TBfree New Zealand programme has led to more than 3750 cattle and deer herds having their movement control restrictions, or number of bovine tuberculosis ... More >>

Warning after livestock agent illegally tags cattle

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 11:24 am | Animal Health Board

The conviction of a senior livestock agent in Blenheim serves as a warning that the illegal tagging of cattle will not be tolerated, says the Animal Health Board (AHB). More >>

Chief executive appointed

Monday, 29 October 2012, 9:34 am | Animal Health Board

Media release 29 October 2012 Chief executive appointed William McCook has been appointed chief executive of the organisation soon to be formed through the merger of the Animal Health Board and NAIT, the National Animal Identification and Tracing ... More >>

Aerial possum control completed on the West Coast

Monday, 24 September 2012, 1:37 pm | Animal Health Board

Media release 24 September 2012 Aerial possum control completed on the West Coast The Animal Health Board (AHB) completed aerial possum control operations on the West Coast this year to protect cattle and deer herds from bovine tuberculosis (TB). AHB ... More >>

Possum control warning signs keep your dog safe

Friday, 21 September 2012, 12:12 pm | Animal Health Board

Golden Bay dog owners must be extra vigilant now that a series of possum control operations, using aerially applied biodegradable sodium fluoroacetate (1080), have been completed in the region. More >>

Work gets underway to keep Golden Bay TB free

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 4:14 pm | Animal Health Board

The Animal Health Board (AHB) has begun vital aerial possum control across approximately 17,400ha of the Kahurangi National Park and surrounding farmland to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). More >>

Watch for warning signs and keep your dog safe

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 10:10 am | Animal Health Board

West Coast dog owners are being warned to be extra vigilant now that a series of aerial possum control operations, using biodegradable sodium fluoroacetate (1080), are underway. More >>

Animal Health Board Welcomes New Possum Study

Friday, 13 July 2012, 12:30 pm | Animal Health Board

The Animal Health Board (AHB) welcomes a new study by Landcare Research, which shows that possum fur trapping and pest control goals do not always match. More >>

Research Shows 1080 Highly Unlikely to Contaminate Water

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 1:42 pm | Animal Health Board

New Research Shows 1080 Highly Unlikely to Contaminate Water A short HD video explaining new research shows that the vital possum control poison 1080 has no negative effects on either surface or ground water. The independent research – conducted by NIWA ... More >>

Change to livestock ear tagging requirements

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 4:37 pm | Animal Health Board

Farmers will no longer have to place Animal Health Board (AHB) approved secondary ear tags on cattle and deer once the NAIT scheme comes into effect. The change to ear tagging requirements will take effect from 1 July 2012 for cattle and 1 March ... More >>

Effective TB control leads to less testing for Waikato herds

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 1:22 pm | Animal Health Board

More than 1850 cattle and deer herds have benefited from a reduction in bovine tuberculosis (TB) testing in Waikato and King Country. More >>

Buller South dog death not result of 1080

Friday, 20 January 2012, 3:28 pm | Animal Health Board

An independent laboratory analysis of samples taken from a dog that died in the Buller South area about two weeks ago has returned a negative result for sodium fluoroacetate (1080) poisoning. More >>

A year of successes for the Animal Health Board

Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 1:03 pm | Animal Health Board

The past financial year heralded the completion of the review the National Pest Management Strategy for bovine tuberculosis (TB) – a big landmark for the future eradication of the disease from New Zealand. This marks a major shift in focus for the Animal ... More >>

Combined reports show progress in managing bovine TB

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 10:41 am | Animal Health Board

The Animal Health Board's (AHB) combined 2010/11 Annual Report and Annual Research Report reflects a year of significant progress for the organisation. The 2010/11 Annual Report highlights the benefits and achievements of New Zealand's bovine tuberculosis ... More >>

Test service bulls for TB this mating season

Friday, 16 September 2011, 3:51 pm | Animal Health Board

The TBfree southern South Island committees are reminding dairy herdowners to have their service bulls tested for bovine tuberculosis (TB) before moving them onto the farm this mating season. More >>

New possum toxin approved

Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 11:11 am | Animal Health Board

The Animal Health Board (AHB) welcomes the registration of microencapsulated zinc phosphide (MZP) paste for the ground control of possums. The toxin was approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on 11 August 2011. The AHB - along with ... More >>

TB testing requirements for Central Hawke’s Bay reduced

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:38 am | Animal Health Board

Farmers in a section of Central Hawke ’s Bay will now see a lot less of their bovine TB tester. As of the start of March, more than 300 cattle herds and 26 deer herds in the Waipawa-Tikokino Special Testing Area (STA) will be testing every three years ... More >>