Welcome to Leptospirosis New Zealand.
Welcome to the Leptospirosis, New Zealand web-site which brings together information and news on Leptospirosis. The web-site is aimed at anyone wanting to know about the disease for any reason: from those with a general interest to those with specific needs such as those in farming, rural industries, veterinary services, animal health companies and research. The site is open to all and is aimed to allow users to easily find general information or to those wanting more specific details either on the site and or through links to other sites.
New lepto-strain found in cattle read more
A survey of 200 dairy farms across New Zealand found 75% herds positive for the lepto strain 'Tarassovi' which has rarely been seen in the past. Further review of notified human cases saw dairy farm workers making up 33% of the cases and testing far more often for Tarassovi than dry stock farmers or abattoir workers. The new strain has presumably evolved over some 30 years since the last published report of leptospirosis in dairy herds.
Free webinar on the recent leptospirosis study
Wed 24 May 2017, 7-8pm
The Farmer Leptospirosis Action Group (FLAG - Dairy) will be hosting a free webinar to inform veterinarians on the findings of the recent leptospirosis study. The study explored the effect of long-term vaccination in a nationally representative sample of herds.
- Presentation : Webinar_Lepto.pdf
- Video : watch here