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Animal welfare

Info for affected farmers

As we work to eradicate M. bovis from New Zealand, we’re also taking care of any animal welfare issues that arise

Here are some tips to help you meet your animal welfare responsibilities:

  • Remember, you are always responsible for the welfare of animals under your care
  • If your farm is under a Notice, your animal welfare responsibilities do not change
  • Your vet can provide animal welfare advice and guidance.

Directions given under the Biosecurity Act 1993 do not over-ride other legislation, such as the Codes of Welfare or Animal Welfare Act 1999 and its associated regulations (2016 Calf Regulations and 2018 reissue Calf Regulations).

The MPI website has some helpful resources to guide you with your animal welfare responsibilities: