From Johne’s.org news – Another JD Control Success Story!

Always nice to capture the attention of the global Johne’s community. Our most recent publication describing a JD control programme using DRL’s testing strategy has been picked up by the Johne’s Information Centre at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine as newsworthy. It’s nice to be …[Read more]

Control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection on a New Zealand pastoral dairy farm

Keeping the ‘R’ in DRL – the latest peer-reviewed and published study from DRL, carried out in collaboration with Dr Andrew Bates of Vetlife New Zealand and the Centre for Dairy Excellence, describes the control of Johne’s disease on a large NZ pastoral dairy farm using DRL’s testing strategy and the results really …[Read more]

Control of paratuberculosis: who, why and how. A review of 48 countries

A wide ranging study on the current state of play of Johne’s disease control globally has been recently published showing that the world is moving quickly to address Johne’s disease in farmed ruminants and dairy derived foodstuffs. Formal control programs are underway in 22 mostly developed countries, and are justified …[Read more]

Do all you can to resist Johne’s disease in dairy goat herds

The importance of testing, managing and controlling the spread of Johne’s disease (JD) in dairy goats shouldn’t be underestimated. In this article (Dairy News, 14 May 2019) we discuss JD and its impact on New Zealand dairy goats.

Johne’s disease in sheep and goats

A recent article on from Michael Metzger at Michigan State University discusses Johne’s disease in sheep and goats. Read all about it here.  

Introducing – Sara

Introducing – Sara. Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2002 while serving as the assistant herdsman for the university dairy farm. Her career has focused on Dairy Beef and Heifer Replacement operations in Texas and beyond, while working digitally on her Masters …[Read more]

DRL maintains its USDA accreditation for Johne’s disease testing

The results of the 2018 USDA laboratory proficiency tests are in and DRL have once again received full marks. We remain one of only two laboratories in the southern hemisphere, and the only laboratory in NZ, to achieve this level of accreditation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) …[Read more]

Diagnosis of subclinical MAP infection and its effect on milk production

Listen to Dr Andrew Bates of Vetlife New Zealand and the Centre for Dairy Excellence speak about Johne’s disease diagnosis and control in a South Canterbury dairy herd using DRL’s testing services. These data were presented at the World Buiatrics Congress in Dublin in 2016.