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By Shelley Wilson
Kaimanawa’s deer herds are informing the TB eradication programme about the spread of disease among wildlife.
The first in a series of deer surveys in the Kaimanawa Range has been completed to assess the disease status of deer and wildlife and build a picture of bovine tuberculosis (TB) infection in the area.The sika deer population in this area is highly valued by recreational and commercial hunters.
This factsheet explains why the deer survey is needed and its effect on deer populations. Read it here.