Traceability systems for Australian farmed deer: Options paper
The Australian farmed deer industry does not currently mandate the use of animal identification (ID) or movement traceability. Deer are susceptible to foot and mouth...
Published: 23 Feb 2011
Author(s): Dryden, Gordon
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This RIRDC report summarises the information exchanged at the 7th International Deer Biology Congress (IDBC), and places it in an Australian context.
The Australian deer industry is challenged by a variety of external factors, such as unseasonal weather and lack of control of export markets. The industry will be enhanced by a greater awareness of current techniques and ideas in deer science and management.
The IDBC meetings typically cover a wide range of topics, of relevance to those who need up-to-date information on, for example, the health, breeding and nutrition of deer, or methods of controlling over-abundant deer, or of deciding on research priorities and the extension of research findings to deer farmers and managers.