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M. bovis testing update

June 15, 2018

Commercial testing for M. bovis is now available

In the last few days, a commercial test for M. bovis has been released BUT there are major limitations.

Due to the difficulty of detecting M. bovis in subclinical and carrier animals, a ‘negative’ result can not be interpreted with total confidence. This test could be used for screening animals, but you need to be aware of the limitations. Cost is likely to be between $35 and $60 depending on how many samples you are doing.

If you would like to discuss whether testing is right for you contact your vet at Matamata Veterinary Services on 07 888 8197.