Useful Resources for Deer Farmers: Johne’s Disease

Useful Resources for Deer Farmers: Johne’s Disease

Johne’s disease is a common cause of death and reduced growth rates among deer. It is also known as paratuberculosis and there are two main strains in New Zealand. Deer are mostly affected by the cattle strain.

We have compiled some useful resources for deer farmers.

Johne’s Management Limited (JML)

JML is an industry funded programme established in 2007 to assist the New Zealand Deer Industry optimise deer herd health and productivity, particularly to promote the control of Johne’s disease in farmed deer.

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) is responsible for promoting and assisting the development of the New Zealand deer industry.

A DINZ Johne’s disease Fact Sheet

Most Recent Posts

From Johne’ news – Another JD Control Success Story!

Always nice to capture the attention of the global Johne’s community. Our most recent publication describing a JD control programme using DRL’s testing strategy has been picked up by the Johne’s Information Centre at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine as newsworthy. It’s nice to be …[Read more]

Control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection on a New Zealand pastoral dairy farm

Keeping the ‘R’ in DRL – the latest peer-reviewed and published study from DRL, carried out in collaboration with Dr Andrew Bates of Vetlife New Zealand and the Centre for Dairy Excellence, describes the control of Johne’s disease on a large NZ pastoral dairy farm using DRL’s testing strategy and the results really …[Read more]

Control of paratuberculosis: who, why and how. A review of 48 countries

A wide ranging study on the current state of play of Johne’s disease control globally has been recently published showing that the world is moving quickly to address Johne’s disease in farmed ruminants and dairy derived foodstuffs. Formal control programs are underway in 22 mostly developed countries, and are justified …[Read more]