The AJDI risk assessment is a questionnaire designed to examine those management practices actually being used (or not being used) on your farm that may impact the introduction and spread of Johne's disease. Completion of the risk assessment will lead to an agreement between you and your eligible veterinarian to design a herd-specific JD Management Plan. This plan will identify best management practices to be implemented on your farm to reduce the risk of MAP entering the herd, or spreading within the herd if already present, as cost-effectively as possible.
An eligible herd veterinarian is one who has participated in a special orientation and training session and is prepared to deliver this initiative on-farm. A list of these veterinarians is available here. A guideline document for veterinarians conducting JD risk assessments is available here.
Your on-farm RA starts with very basic questions the herd veterinarian will likely already know the answers to about your farm. As you move through the RA with your veterinarian you will look at your pre-weaned heifers area, then at weaned and first calving heifers, on to the calving area, through the dry cows and finishing up with the lactating cows. The RA questionnaire and Management Plan form are available here.