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Science group strengthen Mycoplasma bovis eradication efforts

A science advisory group has been formed to strengthen current efforts to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis).

Members of the Advisory Group will provide high-level strategic scientific advice to the Mycoplasma bovis Governance Group.

The advisory group involves a range of relevant expertise from New Zealand and internationally.

They will contribute their expertise on a range of science matters, including:

  • identifying any critical knowledge gaps and ways to address them, including considering emerging technologies and ideas that may help eradicate M. bovis
  • prioritisation of M. bovis research efforts
  • coordination of current and future science initiatives relating to M. bovis
  • learning from other research programmes in New Zealand and internationally
  • providing assurance that M. bovis eradication research efforts remain fit for purpose.

The group will hold a workshop in September to get wider input into developing the broader science plan.