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The combination of measures used to avoid a pest incursion or respond to a pest incursion with the objective of protecting biodiversity is often referred to as "biosecurity". 

Maintaining farm biosecurity is critically important to protecting forages and livestock from unwanted diseases. Domestic and international trade in products from deer could be seriously jeopardised if deer herds are infected with certain diseases.

At the highest level, biosecurity is about the protection of New Zealand's economy, environment and people's health and social and cultural wellbeing from pests and diseases. It includes trying to prevent new pests and diseases arriving, and eradicating or controlling those already present.

What is Biosecurity?
Pest and weed management
Regional pest management strategies
Minimising risks
Notifiable diseases
Regulatory obligations
Animal diseases list

More resources

For detailed information, see the Drystock Biosecurity Guidelines >>

To view the Biosecurity Act 1993, click here >>

Information on Exoctic diseases: take the risk seriously is available in a convenient DINZ Deer Fact sheet. Download your copy here >>

You can also download a helpful Biosecurity Planner here >>

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