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Johne's Disease in Beef and Dairy Herds - V1209

Johne's Disease in Beef and Dairy Herds
Johne's Disease in Beef and Dairy Herds
Johne’s (pronounced “yo-knees”) disease is a chronic wasting disease in ruminants caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium, subspecies paratuberculosis. This bacterium is closely related to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis in cattle and humans. H.A. Johne, a German veterinarian, fi rst described this disease in 1895; his name is used as the common name for this disease, also known as paratuberculosis.


Charles Stoltenow, Veterinarian
Greg Lardy, Animal Science Department Head
J. W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist

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