Latest Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis Stories
Two tips for preventing Johne's disease on dairy farms: Use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water.
A group of 85 international experts, amongst whom are two scientists from NEIKER-Tecnalia, believe that the illness known as bovine paratuberculosis or Johneâ€™s disease can be eradicated by means of control programs, new vaccines or the sacrifice of infected animals.
A bacterium possibly linked to Crohn's disease could be lurking in wild animals. According to research published in the open access journal BMC Microbiology, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map), can be transmitted between wildlife and domestic ruminants, supporting the theory of wildlife reservoirs of infection.
By Bone, Kerry Crohn's disease is a chronic autoimmune disease of unknown cause, characterized by inflammation of the gut wall triggered by an attack from the immune system.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota, working in collaboration with scientists at the USDA, have used genomic information to develop tests that can rapidly detect and differentiate the bacteria that causes Johne's disease, a chronic wasting disease found in cattle and other ruminant animals such as sheep, goats and deer.