P2f Infectious diseases update

Dairy UP P2

Dairy UP’s Infectious Diseases project has made significant progress recently. As at July 2023, more than 1800 swabs have been collected from about 550 cows and calves on 26 farms.  Analysis of samples is underway, while sampling from more farms continues. Initial analysis has identified a number of viruses that have not been recently studied. The next step is to determine if these viruses have a role in disease.

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About Dairy UP
Dairy UP is a collaborative research, development and extension program for the NSW dairy industry. It aims to unlock the potential of pastures, cows, water and milk to increase productivity and profitability, and de-risk the industry  and develop new markets.