Low risk, does not mean NO risk

For those properties impacted directly by M.Bovis (NODs and RPs), Biosecurity New Zealand recently made some updates and changes to its advice around cleaning and disinfecting. Some items were downgraded from high risk to medium or low, including: equipment or material from bovine milking or milk handling environments (medium) bovine genetic material (low) effluent/soil (extremely […]

Biosecurity terminology – a short primer

Words like disinfect and sanitise are often used interchangeably and without much understanding.  Here’s a few working definitions for you: Microbe – a microorganism such as a bacterium or virus. A microbe might not cause disease or infection. Pathogen – a bacterium, virus or other microorganism that can cause disease. Fomite – objects or materials which can carry […]