IDReC researchers showcase their work on Leptospirosis

by IDReC

Massey University’s Leptospirosis Research Group recently attended a Rural Women New Zealand and the Farmers Leptospirosis Action Group (FLAG) educational meeting  designed to disseminate pertinent information to the farming communities and industries at risk.

The meeting, “Leptospirosis - a global disease but a local phenomenon”, included presentations from the research group about how the disease is affecting farmers, dogs and livestock on farms, the production effects in sheep and beef cattle, and diagnostic tests for acute human disease. The meeting had representatives from Rural Women New Zealand, Federated Farmers, New Zealand Young Farmers, Landcorp, New Zealand Veterinary Association, Meat Workers Union and Ministry for Primary Industries, amongst others.

The presenters included Dr. Jackie Benschop, Dr. Julie Collins-Emerson, Juan Sanhueza: Emilie Vallee, Alison Harland, Prof. Peter Wilson and Prof. Cord Heuer.

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