Improving dairy herd health and farmers’ bottom line – with Koru Diagnostics

Educated guesswork isn’t foolproof when it comes to diagnosing a dairy cow with contagious and difficult-to-treat Staphylococcus aureus mastitis – and missing the infection can put the rest of the herd at risk. Thankfully, it was a bit of serendipity that led to founding the company that would develop a novel solution to help combat this common farming issue.

Based in the Manawatu, Rhys McKinlay had spent many years in management roles in the dairy and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. He had been working on a business plan to commercialise some IP for an animal health diagnostics company, when he became aware of another startup in the same space, which had complementary technology, but needed some commercial impetus to progress their offering…

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