Johne’s Disease

Why you should test for Johne’s disease on your farm

Why you should test for Johne’s disease on your farm

Johne’s disease is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) which affects cattle and other ruminants. Johnes causes loss...

August 15, 2021

Milk recording and Johne’s testing: two birds, one stone

Milk recording and Johne’s testing: two birds, one stone

Milk recording offers many benefits to dairy farmers to help gain some insight into what is happening within their herds....

August 6, 2021

Could contract rearing be used to control Johne’s disease?

Could contract rearing be used to control Johne’s disease?

A recent report from Animal Health Ireland (AHI) suggested that contract rearing could be an effective way of preventing the...

July 4, 2021

US scientists create vaccine ‘cocktail’ to protect cattle against Johne’s disease

US scientists create vaccine ‘cocktail’ to protect cattle against Johne’s disease

Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the scientific in-house research agency for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), have...

June 25, 2021

Protecting young calves from Johne’s disease

Protecting young calves from Johne’s disease

Protecting calves against exposure to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) – the bacteria that cause Johne’s disease – is the...

May 12, 2021

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

A 2020 survey carried out in the UK has confirmed that one in three dairy farmers do not fully implement...

March 29, 2021

Novel TB and Johne’s test secures £2.3 million funding for full validation

Novel TB and Johne’s test secures £2.3 million funding for full validation

A novel bovine TB and Johne’s test, which boasts quicker and more accurate results, has secured £2.3 million funding for full World...

March 26, 2021

Reducing the spread of Johne’s disease

Reducing the spread of Johne’s disease

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle, which can have a negative economic impact on farms. With calving gathering...

January 17, 2021

What is Johne’s disease?

What is Johne’s disease?

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle and other ruminants for which there is currently no cure. Johne’s is...

December 18, 2020

New test for Johne’s disease branded ‘game-changer’ for farmers

New test for Johne’s disease branded ‘game-changer’ for farmers

A promising new test for Johne’s disease in dairy cattle has the potential to ramp up eradication efforts, offering fewer...

December 7, 2020

3 effective ways of controlling Johne’s disease this calving season

3 effective ways of controlling Johne’s disease this calving season

With the calving season almost upon us, it is good idea to keep the necessary steps in mind to limit...

January 18, 2020

How can I help reduce the spread of Johne’s disease?

How can I help reduce the spread of Johne’s disease?

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle, which can have a negative economic impact on farms. With calving gathering...

January 27, 2019

Johne’s disease: Good management and hygiene must be top of agenda

Johne’s disease: Good management and hygiene must be top of agenda

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle, which can have a negative economic impact on farms. It is caused...

January 6, 2019

Creed confirms details of Johne’s Control Programme

Creed confirms details of Johne’s Control Programme

The commencement of the second phase of the Johne’s Disease Control Programme has been announced today (Wednesday, November 28). The...

November 28, 2018

Agreement reached on Irish Johne’s Control Programme

Agreement reached on Irish Johne’s Control Programme

An agreement has been reached by the Animal Health Ireland (AHI) Implementation Group to establish an Irish Johne’s Control Programme....

November 27, 2018

Over 600 herd owners partake in first phase of Johne’s control programme

Over 600 herd owners partake in first phase of Johne’s control programme

638 herd owners have registered as part of phase one of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme, according to Animal Health...

March 22, 2018

3 steps to control Johne’s disease this calving season

3 steps to control Johne’s disease this calving season

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle, which can have a negative economic impact on farms. With calving gathering...

January 31, 2018

Good management and hygiene is the key to limiting Johne’s disease

Good management and hygiene is the key to limiting Johne’s disease

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle, which can have a negative economic impact on farms. It is also...

January 8, 2018