Ausvet, NZ Ministry for Primary Industries and the University of Sydney recently published a paper on transmission trends of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand.

Mycoplasma bovis outbreak in New Zealand cattle: An assessment of transmission trends using surveillance data
Ashley.G. Jordan Rohan.J. Sadler Kate Sawford Mary van Andel Michael P. Ward Brendan D. Cowled

New Zealand suffered an outbreak of M. bovis in recent years and has been eradicating the infection. The paper captures some work we did working with MPI on describing and forecasting transmission trends of M. bovis to enable strategic assessment and decision making of the progress of the epidemic.

The analysis demonstrated transmission was declining and the eradication programme was tracking well.

Importantly the work assimilates recent methods developed to assess the progress of eradication of other epidemics such as Ebola into the animal health field.

The published paper can be found in the link below

http://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13941