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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality

Location: Food Animal Environmental Systems Research Unit

Title: Johnes disease: Troughs as a hidden source

Authors
item Cook, Kimberly
item Bolster, Carl

Submitted to: Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU)
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: January 31, 2012
Publication Date: February 2, 2012
Citation: Cook, K.L., Bolster, C.H. 2012. Johnes disease: Troughs as a hidden source. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). NRRU only.

Technical Abstract: Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) causes Johne’s disease, a chronic intestinal infection that affects ruminants such as dairy cows. This disease can cause losses of as much as $200,000 per year in a herd of 1,000 dairy cows. The continued global increase in the number of cases of Johne’s disease among dairy cattle suggests that there are hidden sources of contamination in the farm environment where susceptible animals may be routinely exposed to MAP. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) causes Johne’s disease, a chronic intestinal infection that affects ruminants such as dairy cows. This disease can cause losses of as much as $200,000 per year in a herd of 1,000 dairy cows. The continued global increase in the number of cases of Johne’s disease among dairy cattle suggests that there are hidden sources of contamination in the farm environment where susceptible animals may be routinely exposed to MAP. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) causes Johne’s disease, a chronic intestinal infection that affects ruminants such as dairy cows. This disease can cause losses of as much as $200,000 per year in a herd of 1,000 dairy cows. The continued global increase in the number of cases of Johne’s disease among dairy cattle suggests that there are hidden sources of contamination in the farm environment where susceptible animals may be routinely exposed to MAP.

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