Johne's disease

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Johne's disease

[′yō·nəz di‚zēz]
(veterinary medicine)
A chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract of sheep, cattle, and deer caused by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis.
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We are also undergoing blood testing and surveillance so that we can join the SAC Premium Health Scheme, which focuses on being free of BVD and Johnes Disease.
The results of a recent study of Johnes Disease in cattle will be presented by SAC vet, Alistair Greig, while marketing and beef quality issues will be addressed by Jim Walker, chairman, Quality Meat Scotland (Scotch Beef raised the way you want it), Jonathan Birnie, Partnership in Livestock manager, Sainsbury's (Sainsbury's perspective on partnerships between producers and retailers) and Steven Johnston from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Northern Ireland (Beef Quality Initiative).