The Management of Enclosed and Domesticated Deer : International Husbandry Systems and Diseases, Hardback Book

The Management of Enclosed and Domesticated Deer : International Husbandry Systems and Diseases Hardback

Edited by John Fletcher

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This is the first book devoted to international deer husbandry techniques for the growing industries of venison, velvet antler, and antler trophy production as well as long established extensive park systems for amenity. Written by world leaders in their specialised subjects, chapters shed light on widely differing management systems and the optimum design of deer farms, handling yards and fencing layouts.

Moreover, readers will discover the requisites of good stockmanship and specialist veterinarians describe different diseases the deer may develop.

Details on available treatments, the general biology of deer and an explanation of controversial ethics of velvet and trophy production complete this work. As deer farming has come of age this collection is timely.

At fifty years the New Zealand deer industry carries one million animals with annual venison exports to America, Europe and growing antler markets in China and Korea.

Chinese antler production is well-established and Asian reindeer husbandry even more ancient.

In North America and Europe, deer are now being kept for antler trophies and amenity in many historic parks. This volume is a valuable resource for everyone researching deer management systems, be it practising veterinarians, deer farmers, park managers or agricultural and veterinary students.

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