Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Johne’s disease in deer

Johne’s disease in deer

This deer has the wasted look that is a typical symptom of Johne’s disease. Animals become infected by ingesting water or pasture contaminated by the dung of infected animals. The disease may last for several months while the animal wastes away. There is no cure.

Using this item

AgResearch
Photograph by Colin Mackintosh

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

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/17529/johnes-disease-in-deer (accessed 8 August 2020)

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