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Bulletin of the IDF N° 441/ 2009: Monitoring success of paratuberculosis programs Proceedings of 2nd Paratuberculosis Forum, Minneapolis, August 2009

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published date 24 March 2009
reference Bulletin of the IDF No. 441/2009

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Paratuberculosis is an infectious disease that is one of the leading causes of economic loss to the cattle and small ruminant industries. The dairy sector (and the beef sector) have studied how to control and reduce the prevalence and spread of this disease for many years. The 2nd ParaTB Forum, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 8 August 2009 provided the opportunity to consider national and regional control and eradication programs on paratuberculosis in dairy herds with the emphasis on monitoring the effectiveness ot these programs and analysing the factors affecting their degree of success.The programs developed in four different countries, covering a wide variety of dairy regimes, were reviewed and discussed.

Paratuberculosis specialists and farmers’representatives of nine countries participated in the forum.

Keywords: dairy herds, ELISA, farmer communication, Johne’s disease, mastitis, Mycobacterium, paratuberculosis, risk analysis

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