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

A Hallmark of Quality

Our faecal PCR test hallmark of quality. Every year, the DRL laboratory participates in blinded proficiency panel testing for Johne’s disease, administered through the US National Veterinary Services Laboratory, Ames, Iowa as part of an ongoing international accreditation programme for diagnostic laboratories. These proficiency panels include serum, milk and faecal …[Read more]

Goats and Paratuberculosis – time to put Johne’s on the MAP

Let’s face the facts about Johne’s disease in goats in New Zealand – Johne’s disease is a significant concern and a major production-limiting disease of farmed goats worldwide. Have any goats on your farm died after losing weight steadily? Did their condition worsen over a period of weeks or months …[Read more]

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]