Taking a she’ll-be-right attitude to leptospirosis is no longer good enough, says an international expert on leptospirosis, Associate Professor Jackie Benschop, of Massey University.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 13 August 2018 11:35

New research into leptospirosis

A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ. 

Published in Management
Friday, 08 July 2016 13:55

Spike in leptospirosis in Northland

After a spike in cases of leptospirosis in Northland, farmers are being urged to take care around animals and to vaccinate their livestock.

Published in General News
Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:43

Nationwide study into leptospirosis

A nationwide dairy farm survey is underway as part of a project to evaluate the effectiveness of current vaccination practices to prevent leptospirosis in dairy herds.

Published in Farm Health

Scientists at Massey University have been awarded $480,000 to find out whether vaccinating dairy cattle against the bacterial disease leptospirosis has been fully effective.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 20 December 2014 00:00

Earlier lepto jabs recommended

THE NEW Zealand Veterinary Association has added its voice to recent reminders to protect herds and people from leptospirosis and is urging an earlier start to vaccinations.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00

New lepto videos tell bigger story

HALF THE human cases of leptospirosis recorded each year in New Zealand are farmers, a turnaround from 15 years ago when meat workers dominated disease statistics, one of a new series of videos from Massey University warns.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:06

Lepto video a potential lifesaver

A new video series produced and developed by Massey University researchers may save some of the 100 people each year that are affected by leptospirosis.

Published in General News
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:39

Lepto danger with floods waters

RURAL WOMEN New Zealand  reminds Far North farming families to be mindful about health issues in dealing with flood waters, inclduing the elevated risk of leptospirosis.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:17

hit lepto before it’s too late

FARMERS ARE urged to vaccinate their young stock earlier against Leptospirosis to better protect themselves, their staff and their animals from the disease.

Published in Farm Health
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