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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Likewise, Camp says Johnes disease (a contagious bacterial disease of the intestinal tract) may cost the industry more than $30 million a year, and sheep gastrointestinal parasites about $300 million a year, through lost productivity and treatment costs.
livestock population afflicting downed animals include bovine immunodeficiency virus, bovine leukemia virus, and Johnes disease, a chronic diarrheal condition that has been linked to Crohn's disease in humans.
The Palaszczuk Government will continue to work with livestock producers to protect herds from Johnes Disease.