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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Since Johne's disease is so insidious within an animal population, early diagnosis and proper management are considered to be the most useful tools for controlling the disease within domestic livestock herds.
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Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis (MAP) is reportedly the causative agent of Johne's Disease also known as Paratuberculosis.
Meanwhile, a colleague from Edinburgh's Moredun Institute will outline the work being done to develop a more robust test for Johne's disease, another hidden threat to the cattle industry.
MAP the cause of Johne's disease (JD) in domestic livestock has shown rapid increase in prevalence rates in recent years.
For years, scientists have been hampered by the fact that any antibody--a protein produced by the immune system to fight infections and foreign substances--used to detect the Johne's disease bacterium also reacted to other environmental bacteria or maybe the pathogen responsible for bovine tuberculosis.
We worked hard and incurred a fair amount of debt ridding our herd of Johne's disease. I wanted the warts gone--now, but all the "treatments" consisted of vaccines and virucidal teat dip that organic producers can't use.