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Epidemiology and economic impact of Johne's disease in Irish dairy herds
Mee, John F; Richardson, Esther K. B.
End of project report This project addressed two aspects of an emerging infectious disease of Irish cattle; the epidemiology and the economic impacts of Johne’s disease (paratuberculosis). Though this disease has been present in Irish cattle herds for decades, only since the introduction of the Single European Market in 1992 has it become more widespread. In addition to this change in the epidemiology of the disease in Irish cattle, there is increasing evidence that the causative organism, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) may be implicated in a human illness, Crohn’s disease, though proof of a zoonotic link is currently disputed (Tremblay, 2004). Against this background a collaborative research project was set up by Teagasc and funded by Irish dairy farmers.
Keyword(s): Epidemiology; Irish Dairy herds; Johne’s disease; Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP); Paratuberculosis
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Teagasc
Publisher(s): Teagasc
First Indexed: 2015-08-25 06:05:23 Last Updated: 2019-09-26 07:12:28