Extension articles about Johne's disease

Title: No Herd is Johne’s Free
Summary: Producers who haven't yet conducted a Johne's disease risk assessment may believe that their herds are free of the disease but they may be at risk of allowing infection to spread to more animals. Funding is still available to assist Alberta dairy producers who wish to complete their first AJDI Risk Assessment.
Source: Milking Times, April 2014
Title: AJDI Herd Status - Stll Here!
Summary: A reminder that the Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative's Herd Status Program continues to certify new herds. Funding to support testing is potentially available through the Growing Forward 2 Biosecurity Producer Program. Details about the AJDI Status Program are here.
Source: Milking Times, March 2014
Title: What You Need to Know about Testing for Johne's Disease
Summary: Explains how to interpret the results of tests to detect Johne's disease infection and emphasizes the importance of risk management in controlling the disease.
Source: Milking Times, January 2014
Title: Johne’s Disease - What's the Scoop
Summary: Summarizes the current status of the Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative and the results of risk assessments and environmental manure testing to detect the causative bacteria (MAP). Encourages producers to continue doing annual risk assessments and to apply for Growing Forward funding to implement biosecurity improvements.
Source: Milking Times, January 2014
Title: Moving Forward with the Johne’s Disease Initiative
Summary: The Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative will continue but the $200 grant to assist in covering the cost of the veterinarian’s time in conducting the on-farm risk assessment will end on June 28, 2013 and lab testing of environmental fecal samples will no longer be free after that date.
Source: Milking Times, May 2013
Title: Johne’s Disease
Summary: A factsheet summarizing the cause, signs of infection, diagnosis, vaccination and control of Johne's disease including brief descriptions of the Alberta and Canadian Johne's Disease Initiatives.
Source: Alberta Agri-Facts, November 2012
Title: Geek Out! Data Analysis
Summary: Describes preliminary results of some of the research projects being conducted as part of the Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative.
Source: Milking Times, November 2012
Title: Johne’s Disease Initiatives Across Canada
Summary: A quick look at Johne's disease programs across Canada including ongoing research efforts to understand and control MAP infection.
Source: Milking Times, October 2012
Title: 48% Participation!
Summary: An invitation for non-participants to join their fellow producers in the Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative.
Source: Milking Times, September 2012
Title: The Latest Talk on Johne’s Disease from Alberta Dairy Farmers and Veterinarians
Summary: Alberta milk producers and veterinarians share their thoughts on the Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative.
Source: Milking Times, August 2012
Title: Johne’s Disease - Infection in a “Closed” Herd
Summary: Describes steps taken to control a significant prevalence of JD by a producer who thought his 'closed' herd must be Johne's-free.
Source: Milking Times, July 2012
Title: How is Johne’s Disease like an Iceberg?
Summary: For every obvious single clinical case of Johne’s Disease on the farm, 15-25 other animals are likely infected.
Source: Milking Times, June 2012
Title: Federal Government Invests in Health of Dairy Herds
Summary: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada announces an investment of $860,000 for the Atlantic Johne’s Disease Initiative to test Atlantic dairy herds.
Source: Milking Times, May 2012
Title: Calf Diseases and Prevention; More for Less
Summary:The same on-farm management practices used to mitigate Johne’s Disease (JD) also apply to E. coli, Cryptosporidia sp., Rotavirus, Coronavirus, Salmonella sp., BVD, Coccidiosis, Campylobacter and Clostridrium.
Source: Milking Times, April 2012
Title: Johne’s - How to learn more and get involved
Summary: Suggests ways that producers can learn more about Johne's disease and take steps to reduce infection rates on their farms.
Source: Milking Times, March 2012
Title: Johne’s Disease: What testing tells us
Summary: Testing for Johne's disease infection requires an understanding of how to interpret results and how to make management decisions based on them.
Source: Milking Times, February 2012
Title: Alberta Johne’s Disease Initiative Update
Summary: Producers who participated in the first year are encouraged to complete a second Johne's disease risk assessment and management plan.
Source: Milking Times, January 2012
Title: One Last Push to Meet this Year’s Goal!
Summary: Encourages producers to have their herd veterinarians conduct a Johne's disease risk assessment at their next herd health visits!
Source: Milking Times, December 2011
Title: Taking it to the Next Level…
Summary:The Alberta Johne’s Disease Initiative Advisory committee announces the launch of the optional Johne's Disease Herd Status program.
Source: Milking Times, November 2011
Title: FAQs about the Alberta’s Johne’s Disease Initiative
Summary: Answers some frequently-asked questions about AJDI.
Source: Milking Times, October 2011
Title: Johne’s Disease Control Programs Across Canada
Summary: Describes programs to reduce Johne's disease prevalence in other provinces.
Source: Milking Times, September 2011
Title: Where are the Johne’s Disease Risks?
Summary: Risk assessment completed to date reveal common practices that increase the risk of spreading Johne's disease within the herd.
Source: Milking Times, August 2011
Title: 100 Herds and Counting
Summary: A progress report for the Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative.
Source: Milking Times, July 2011
Title: The Future of Your Farm Depends Upon Keeping Your Calves Healthy
Summary: Advocates pasteurization as one option to reduce the transmission of diseases to calves.
Source: Milking Times, June 2011
Title: Johne’s Disease: Why Test and Cull Won’t Cut It!
Summary: Explains why the Alberta Johne’s Disease Initiative focuses on the implementation of Best Management Practices rather than the results of diagnostic testing for JD infection.
Source: Milking Times, May 2011
Title: Johne’s and Biosecurity- Where’s the Link?
Summary: Johne's disease control programs are biosecurity measures implemented to manage the spread of the disease within and between farms.
Source: Milking Times, April 2011
Title: Johne’s Disease Risk Assessment Toolbox
Summary: Describes the risk assessment process used in the Alberta Johne’s Disease Initiative.
Source: Milking Times, March 2011
Title: Johne’s Disease Risk Assessment: “Learn to do by doing”
Summary: Encourages milk producers to participate in an on-farm AJDI risk assessment workshop.
Source: Milking Times, February 2011
Title: FAQs about the Johne’s Disease Initiative
Summary: Answers some frequently-asked questions about AJDI.
Source: Milking Times, January 2011
Title: Johne’s Disease: Find out what you can do to protect your herd
Summary: Describes the Alberta Johne’s Disease Initiative risk assessment and announces a rebate available to assist in covering a portion of the cost.
Source: Milking Times, November 2010
Title: Dairy Industry Launches Johne’s Disease Initiative
Summary: Announces the launch of the Alberta Johne’s Disease Initiative and describes its objectives and process.
Source: Milking Times, October 2010
Title: Production Losses from Johne’s Disease
Summary: Describes results of a study to evaluate production losses due to Johne's disease.
Source: Milking Times, September 2010
Title: Eight Ways to Get More Johne’s Disease in Your Herd
Summary: A backwards way of looking at reducing Johne’s disease prevalence in a herd.
Source: Milking Times, August 2010
Title: Denial will not Help you Control Johne’s Disease
Summary: Not being able to identify MAP-infected cows by testing is not a reason to assume a herd is JD-free.
Source: Milking Times, July 2010