MAF takes over TB scheme - a reply
Author: Wilson P.
Source: New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Volume 34, Number 10, 1 October 1986 , pp. 176-176(1)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:I refer to the letter by Joe Tyndel MAF takes over TB scheme (N.Z. vet. J. 34: 138). While not disagreeing with the sentiment of Dr Tyndel`s letter which is a welcome first public correspondence about MAF moves towards commercialisation, I do wish to correct a major inaccuracy contained in the letter. Dr Tyndel states . . When TB control in deer and other potential carriers is being shelved if not totally buried.... I find this comment remarkable, given the advanced stages of implementation of a TB control scheme for farmed deer. TB control in the New Zealand farmed deer herd has been progressing during the last eight years, to a point where the accreditation programme was introduced a little over 12 months ago. In 1985 178,788 TB tests were performed and, with the promotion the scheme has been given by the Deer Farmers` Association, the practising profession and MAF, this number should be greatly exceeded during 1986. A number of deer farms are now accredited TB-free. New Zealand`s deer TB Control Programme is undoubtedly the most advanced in the world
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 1986-10-01