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

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]

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 …[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).