DRL Taking Disease Expertise to the Dairy Industry

From Deer Research Laboratory to Disease Research Limited: the DRL of 2018 owes a lot to the DRL of 1985… Read more about the evolution of DRL from University of Otago research laboratory to successful agri-enterprise. In the latest issue of the University of Otago Magazine

“Our research has always been applied – looking at new diagnostics, finding genes of resilience and developing vaccines. We weren’t plumbing the depths, we were looking at functional responses to see how we could use those to bring commercial gain or economic gain.”

 

 

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It’s official – subclinical Johne’s disease in the herd is costing farmers money

Keeping the ‘R’ in DRL – DRL’s latest published study confirms that subclinical Johne’s disease in the herd is costing farmers money. Conducted in collaboration with Dr Andrew Bates at the Vetlife New Zealand Centre for Dairy Excellence our latest study charts the economic impact of sub-clinical infection with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP) on milk …[Read more]

The hidden and often almost invisible disease scourge of Johnes Disease in breeding cows (dairy and beef)

“Are you the owner of cattle – and have you ever had a serious look at your valuable engine room of breeding cows for Johne’s Disease (JD)? It may be a lot better or worse than you think, but one thing we cannot afford to do is to turn a blind eye.” Adrian Campbell, the Vetlife Practice Manager, has written a comprehensive article about the hidden cost of Johne’s Disease in breeding cows (dairy and beef).

Finding and Managing Johne’s Disease

Read this informative article by Gerard Hall that was published in the Farmers’ Weekly that details how DRL’s testing services have helped one South Canterbury dairy farmer get on top of his Johne’s problem.