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2010-07-21 13:23:27

Two tips for preventing Johne's disease on dairy farms: Use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water. That's according to Kim Cook, an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) microbiologist at the agency's Animal Waste Management Research Unit in Bowling Green, Ky. Cook did the research with Carl Bolster, a hydrologist at Bowling Green, and other colleagues. Stainless steel troughs are expensive, but not as expensive as Johne's disease. Caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium...

2010-07-01 13:58:49

A group of 85 international experts, amongst whom are two scientists from NEIKER-Tecnalia, believe that the illness known as bovine paratuberculosis or Johne's disease can be eradicated by means of control programs, new vaccines or the sacrifice of infected animals. This was the main conclusion from the meeting between scientists last February in the Scottish town of Inverness, within the framework of the European Commission (ParaTBTools) project on the mentioned illness. Paratuberculosis or...

2009-10-07 11:43:04

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. A research team lead by Karen Stevenson, from the Moredun Research Institute in Scotland, used three different genotyping techniques to identify specific strains of...

2008-06-05 03:00:00

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. The immune system, which normally attacks invading viruses or bacteria, is somehow stimulated to attack the body's own tissue (in this case, the gut wall). A recent survey found there has been no change in the results from conventional treatment for Crohn's (such as drugs) in the past 40 years.1 But there is hope. Recent...

2005-08-29 15:40:37

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. This research, scheduled to be published in the Aug. 30 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also provides the foundation for a better...


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