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HISTORY
JOHNE'S INFORMATION CENTER - University of Wisconsin Ñ School of Veterinary Medicine



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Thursday, September 27, 2001
Irradiation destroys Johne's in milk. An article in the September issue of Dairy Herd Management reports on preliminary findings of a joint research between Colorado State University and the National Animal Disease Center.  Their studies indicate that the bacterium that causes Johne's, M. paratuberculosis, can be killed with 5 kGy of irradiation.  Pinpointing the lowest possible dose of irradiation needed for 100% kill and the impact on milk quality remain to be determined.

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