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Lachlan McIntyre MVS

Programme Director of International Veterinary Education Partnerships

School of Veterinary Science

Responsible for the provision of leadership in the development and implementation of the training programme leading to successful delivery of the MVM / MPH (Biosecurity) to students  from China and Mongolia.

Prior to taking up this role, I was a senior advisor within the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, with responsibility for the management of animal disease survellance programmes. This role included responsibility for;

The Animal Health Information surveillance programme based on the activities of the two major commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratories,

The TSE surveillance programme (BSE, scrapie and chronic wasting disease) of New Zealand farm animals,

The imported animal verification programme (mainly about compliance with TSE related controls on imported farm animals,

I also significantly contributed to various other aspects of MAF decision making and actions including response to events such as the diagnosis of atypical scrapie in a New Zealad sheep, the preparedness for H1N1 influenza in New Zealand animals, the development of a surveillance strategy , development of performance measurement approaches for surveillance systems, development and management of software applications to support surveillance systems, technical support to auditors during audits of veterinary diagnostic laboratories and briefing visiting delegations from foreign countries about New Zealand’s animal health status.

In other roles I have been involved with the development of veterinary software for disease surveillance, FMD modelling for the UK government, development of a national level disease control strategy for the New Zealand pig industry, expert witness for a salmon farm disease outbreak, various field trials for pharmaceutical company products, NZ government veterinary observer on live sheep shipments to the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and clinical veterinary practice for almost a decade.

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Contact details

  • Ph: DDI +64 6 951 7025
    Location: 1.01, Wool Building
    Campus: Manawatu


  • Master of Veterinary Studies - Massey University (2014)

Research Expertise


Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy disease specialist with particular expertise in atypical forms of scrapie and BSE and surveillance requirements for TSE diseases.

Laboratory containment systems in relation to ANZS 2243.3 (Biological Safety in Laboratories)

Disease Modelling with Interspread Plus. In particular have completed a large modelling exercise for DEFRA involving standstill times in an FMD outbreak.

Design of software for field data collection in a surveillance context.

Data mining and analysis in MS Access and STATA 9

Develpment of government policy in respect of disease surveillance and animal disease incursion response.

Clinical trail design, implementation, analysis and reporting

Animal disease surveillance, especially involving TSE diseases and veterinary diagnostic laboratory systems

Research Outputs


Vink, WD., & McIntyre, LH. (2014). Active surveillance for scrapie in New Zealand: towards lymphoid tissue-based testing. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(6), 361-362
[Journal article]Authored by: McIntyre, L.
Kittelberger, R., McIntyre, LH., Watts, J., MacDiarmid, S., Hannah, MJ., Jenner, J., . . . O'Keefe, JS. (2014). Evaluation of two commercial, rapid, ELISA kits testing for scrapie in retro-pharyngeal lymph nodes in sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(6), 343-350
[Journal article]Authored by: McIntyre, L.

Creative Work

Adank, R., Drain, A., Jones, M., McCafferty, S., & McIntyre, L. (2017). Lattice. Singapore: Red Dot Awards
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R., McIntyre, L.


Jaros, P. (2008). An investigation of the aetiology and natural transmission of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in pigs. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Edited by: McIntyre, L., Neumann, E.


[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McIntyre, L., McKenzie, J.Contributed to by: McKenzie, J.
Jaros, P., McIntyre, L., Morris, R., Johnstone, A., Garkavenko, O., & Neumann, E. (2006, July). Experimental evidence that an agent other than PCV2 is a necessary cause of PMWS. Presented at 19 International Pig Veterinary Society Congress. Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McIntyre, L., Neumann, E.
Jaros, P., McIntyre, L., Morris, R., & Neumann, E. (2006, August). Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) – experimental evidence for a transmissible causal agent. Presented at 11th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE). Cairns, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McIntyre, L., Neumann, E.
Mcintyre, LH., Davies, PR., Morris, RS., Jackson, R., & Poland, R.(2002, April). The relative value of farmer, veterinary practitioner and diagnostic laboratory records in providing epidemiologically sound endemic disease surveillance data. SOCIETY FOR VETERINARY EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, VICENARY PROCEEDINGS. (pp. 128 - 136).
[Conference]Authored by: McIntyre, L.

Supervision and Teaching


Limited to foreign postgraduate students

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