Johne’s disease information for dairy goat farmers – time to put Johne’s on the MAP

Johne’s disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal health concern for goat farmers. Read about it here – Dairy News (Nov 2018).

Biosecurity!

Guidelines for preventing the introduction of Johne’s disease into a herd produced by Animal Health Ireland. Good biosecurity is key to avoiding the introduction of many diseases and prevention just so much cheaper than management. It is often said that Johne’s is bought and paid for – don’t bring home …[Read more]

Prof. Mike Collins (University of Wisconsin) 2016 World Buiatrics Congress (Dublin)

Prof. Mike Collins’ (University of Wisconsin) keynote presentation on Johne’s disease at the 2016 World Buiatrics Congress in Dublin; well worth a look (along with the Q&A) for anyone interested in the current state of play (notably, DRL are certified to the USDA diagnostic laboratory accreditation programme mentioned in Dr …[Read more]

Johne’s Control Strategies (Dairy Cattle) – Teagasc Ireland

A colourful and informative guide to Johne’s control produced by Teagasc Ireland for farmers and vets with clickable links for additional info. Johne’s Disease Control Strategies prepared by Teagasc Ireland.

Johne’s Disease FAQs (Dairy Cattle) from AHI

Here is a link to a particularly useful and comprehensive resource for Johne’s disease information produced by Animal Health Ireland. Well worth a look if you’re looking for Johne’s info. Johne’s disease FAQs from Animal Health Ireland

It’s official – subclinical Johne’s disease in the herd is costing farmers money

Keeping the ‘R’ in DRL – DRL’s latest published study confirms that subclinical Johne’s disease in the herd is costing farmers money. Conducted in collaboration with Dr Andrew Bates at the Vetlife New Zealand Centre for Dairy Excellence our latest study charts the economic impact of sub-clinical infection with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP) on milk …[Read more]

DRL Taking Disease Expertise to the Dairy Industry

From Deer Research Laboratory to Disease Research Limited: the DRL of 2018 owes a lot to the DRL of 1985… Read more about the evolution of DRL from University of Otago research laboratory to successful agri-enterprise. In the latest issue of the University of Otago Magazine “Our research has always …[Read more]

The hidden and often almost invisible disease scourge of Johnes Disease in breeding cows (dairy and beef)

The hidden and often almost invisible disease scourge of Johnes Disease in breeding cows (dairy and beef)

“Are you the owner of cattle – and have you ever had a serious look at your valuable engine room of breeding cows for Johne’s Disease (JD)? It may be a lot better or worse than you think, but one thing we cannot afford to do is to turn a blind eye.” Adrian Campbell, the Vetlife Practice Manager, has written a comprehensive article about the hidden cost of Johne’s Disease in breeding cows (dairy and beef).