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Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis – Johne’s

...also known as MAP, the bacteria which causes Johne’s Disease. This small bacterium was first described in the late 19th century. Initially it was believed cattle were the sole hosts but we now know MAP infects a range of other species including sheep and goats. Many of you will be [...]

By | 2018-12-11T12:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Disease|0 Comments

Case of the month – Lungworm

Tom Downes gives us our case of the month - Lungworm. I was called to examine a down, dehydrated February-born dairy heifer that had gone downhill rapidly over two days. The rest of the group seemed bright and well. When I examined her she had a slightly increased heart [...]

By | 2018-07-17T10:09:09+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Dairy, Infectious Disease|0 Comments