Q: What is Mycoplasma bovis?
A: It’s a bacteria that causes painful and untreatable illness in cattle. This disease can present as udder infections (mastisis), abortion, pneumonia, and arthritis. Mycoplasma bovis causes cattle immense suffering, results in severe loss of productivity for farmers, and threatens to seriously damage the national economy. It is important that we take strong action now to mitigate the risk this disease poses to our primary sector.