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 Johnes.org 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”.