Priority cull report key feature in Johne’s control in autumn

A priority cull report, a tool to improve Johne’s disease management in dairy herds, will be the focus of a series of Johne’s masterclasses for vets. Developed by the Action Group on Johne’s, the report is included in NMR’s (formerly known as National Milk Records) Johne’s screening service, HerdWise, from October 1. NMR vet Karen … Read more

Researchers make Johne’s disease DIVA test breakthrough

Researchers have made progress in efforts to find a test that can tell vaccinated animals from those with Johne’s disease. Up to now, Johne’s vaccination programs for livestock have been hampered because no diagnostic can differentiate vaccinated from infected animals – in other words, it has no DIVA test. Most existing Johne’s tests rely on … Read more

Johne’s disease testing service launches

A new testing service for Johne’s disease in herds has been launched by PBD Biotech. The company said the service, which uses the Actiphage diagnostic test, will allow farmers to find out if they have Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) – the bacteria that causes the disease – in bulk milk or blood samples within … Read more