Press Release from the MAP zoonosis conference held in Philadelphia
Meeting conclusion: Based on the data presented at the conference, the scientists and physicians in attendance agreed the pendulum has swung and implicates MAP as a zoonosis: a disease transmitted from animals to humans. Read the full press release.
The RAMP App is now for both dairy and beef cattle herds!
Need to do a Johne’s herd Risk Assessment and Management Plan (RAMP)? Save trees and time by using an iPad App. The University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Food Animal Production Medicine team in cooperation with the Johne’s Information Center and colleagues at Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, has created an iPad App that permits entry of RAMP data, creation of herd management recommendations, and submission of the plan by email to relevant veterinary officials without need of a printer or paper. Of course, printing is an option too.
The Johne’s RAMP App is one of 8 great Apps designed to help practitioners manage dairy herd health. http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/dms/fapm/apps.htm Click on the link below and you will be taken to the iTunes Store where this App is sold. The time you will save after a single herd RAMP more than offsets its cost. Note: This RAMP App is built on the U.S. model but is quite similar to RAMPs being used in other countries. Inside this App there is one version for dairy cattle herds and another for beef cattle herds.
New nonprofit foundation devoted to MAP and human diseases
A new non-profit foundation has launched that is devoted to human diseases linked with MAP infection. The stated goal of the Human Paratuberculosis Foundation is to foster connections between patients, health care providers and their website. The site is a wealth of information, including where people can send samples for testing.