maughan cows
The Mycoplasma bovis bacterium, found on dairy farms throughout the UK, is a major contributor to calf pneumonia. It is also associated with mastitis, arthritis, meningitis, eye and ear infections, abortion and infertility. However, while thousands of cattle have been culled in New Zealand since the detection of the disease in July, in the UK the threat of M bovis is less widely acknowledged. Dairy farmer Duncan Maughan, who farms at Cumrew, near Carlisle, is well aware of the threat […]