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Wildlife declared free of bovine TB in coastal Rangitikei

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 10:29 am | TB Free NZ

Parts of coastal Rangitikei are reaping the rewards of the Animal Health Board’s (AHB) moves to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (TB) from New Zealand. More >>

Kaimanawa Forest Park aerial TB control concluded

Thursday, 14 June 2012, 11:59 am | TB Free NZ

Fine weather has enabled the Animal Health Board (AHB) to complete aerial possum control in the Kaimanawa Forest Park to protect nearby cattle and deer herds from bovine tuberculosis (TB). More >>

Southland TB campaigner wins deer industry award

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 11:00 am | TB Free NZ

Retiring TBfree Southland Committee member Kevin Gilmour has been awarded the prestigious Matuschka Award by the New Zealand Deer Farmers’ Association. More >>

Bovine TB strategy success leads to less herd testing

Thursday, 1 March 2012, 10:45 am | TB Free NZ

A total of 2450 cattle and deer herds across the central North Island have had their bovine tuberculosis (TB) movement control restrictions or testing requirements reduced. More >>

Auckland region free of bovine TB

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 2:35 pm | TB Free NZ

Cattle and deer herds in the Auckland region are again free of bovine tuberculosis (TB) now that an infected property on the Awhitu Peninsula has been cleared of the disease. More >>

Public education initiative looks at NZ war with bovine TB

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 12:19 pm | TB Free NZ

A new multimedia education initiative launched by the Animal Health Board (AHB) takes an in-depth look at New Zealand’s history of bovine tuberculosis (TB) through the eyes of the farmers, vets and TB-testers working at the front line of the battle ... More >>

Spreading of diseased possums condemned

Tuesday, 17 January 2012, 11:46 am | TB Free NZ

Following unconfirmed reports of possums showing signs of ‘wobbly possum disease’ in Northland, the Animal Health Board (AHB) is warning people not to spread the introduced pest around the region. More >>

Dr Paul Livingstone receives QSO from Governor-General

Monday, 8 August 2011, 12:54 pm | TB Free NZ

Animal Health Board veterinarian Paul Livingstone has been formally awarded the Queen's Service Order (QSO) by Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand during a ceremony at Government House in Wellington. More >>

Animal Health Board launches appeal to stop 1080 ignorance

Monday, 1 August 2011, 4:25 pm | TB Free NZ

The Animal Health Board (AHB) has launched an online appeal encouraging the public to ‘find out the facts first’ in a bid to counteract the spread of misinformation about the use 1080 poison in New Zealand. “Public petition sites like Care2 are ... More >>

Theft of West Coast warning signs unacceptable

Friday, 22 July 2011, 2:21 pm | TB Free NZ

The Animal Health Board (AHB) strongly condemns the reckless theft of warning signs from the Blue Spur bovine tuberculosis (TB) control area. AHB Operational Policy Manager Nick Hancox said the signs were removed on Wednesday, following Sunday’s ... More >>

Community groups to help control bovine TB

Monday, 16 May 2011, 2:09 pm | TB Free NZ

The Animal Health Board (AHB) is looking to work with community groups interested in monitoring possum traps and bait stations across 2500 hectares south of Wairakei. AHB Northern North Island Programme Manager Brent Webster said the planned bovine ... More >>

Less TB testing for cattle and deer farmers

Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 12:25 pm | TB Free NZ

More than 5000 cattle and deer herds across New Zealand have had their bovine tuberculosis (TB) movement control restrictions and testing requirements reduced. Animal Health Board Technical and Farm Services Manager, Dr Stu Hutchings, said the reduction is ... More >>

Annual Report shows landmark progress for TB contr

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 2:51 pm | TB Free NZ

The Animal Health Board’s (AHB) 2009/10 Annual Report reflects on what has been a period of significant progress for the organisation. More >>

TB possum control around Lake Hayes a success

Thursday, 7 October 2010, 2:57 pm | TB Free NZ

                                                                  Media release 7 October 2010   TB possum control around Lake Hayes a success   Over the past three weeks, the Animal Health Board (AHB) has successfully conducted ... More >>

Mohaka Forest pig confirmed with TB

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 10:06 am | TB Free NZ

Annual TB testing for cattle and deer is set to continue in the Wairoa area after a recent Animal Health Board (AHB) survey in the Mohaka Forest returned one feral pig diagnosed with tuberculosis. More >>

No bull - the importance of free TB testing

Monday, 30 August 2010, 1:24 pm | TB Free NZ

The Animal Health Board (AHB) is reminding farmers to ensure service bulls are tested for bovine tuberculosis (TB) before they arrive on the farm. The AHB provides a TB test at no cost to the farmer for all bulls aged over 12 months that are entering ... More >>

New Zealand's top TB experts back from Wales

Thursday, 12 August 2010, 10:45 am | TB Free NZ

Two senior Animal Health Board (AHB) executives recently returned from Wales where they have been presenting information on New Zealand’s management of bovine tuberculosis (TB). More >>

Aerial bovine tb control operations continue

Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 1:20 pm | TB Free NZ

The remaining control areas of the Mikonui South and Mikonui North aerial operational blocks are underway today. These blocks form part of the West Coast bovine tuberculosis (TB) possum control programme. More >>

TB-infected herds first-time fall below 100

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 3:25 pm | TB Free NZ

The number of bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herds dropped below 100 in March for the first time in the history of New Zealand’s TBfree programme. According to last month’s figures, a total of 91 cattle herds and seven deer herds were infected ... More >>

Research leads to better TB control methods

Wednesday, 9 December 2009, 3:28 pm | TB Free NZ

Possum behavioural studies, weka-safe bait stations and new DNA strain typing methods are just a few of the Animal Health Board’s latest research projects reporting successful results. More >>