Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Testing deer for TB

Testing deer for TB

Deer are tested for tuberculosis (TB) by an injection into the shaved skin on the neck. If there is a reaction in about three days, the test is considered positive and the deer is either tested again in 90 days or slaughtered.

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Infectious and parasitic diseases of deer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17528/testing-deer-for-tb (accessed 8 August 2020)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008