University of Wisconsin–Madison

JD in Beef Cattle Lecture

Beef cattle producers and their herd veterinarians commonly ask:

  • What is the best test to help control JD in beef cattle?
  • What should I do with cattle that test ELISA-positive
  • How can I avoid buying MAP-infected cattle?
  • Which test should I use to certify my herd is free of Johne’s disease?
  • What are my first steps in controlling Johne’s disease?
  • Should I use the ELISA for JD on blood samples of PCR on fecal samples?
  • Will JD control improve my farm profitability – what’s the evidence?
  • How common are national JD control programs and how to they work?

These and many more questions are addressed in a new 60-minute lecture titled “Johne’s Disease in Beef Cattle” now available on the website. This lecture is based on a a recent continuing education program for veterinarians. You will also find on this same web page lectures titled Johne’s disease in dairy cattle, parts-1 and 2” “Johne’s Disease in Goats” and “MAP is a Zoonotic Pathogen”.