Volume 2 Issue 1 | January 4, 2009

In This Issue ...


CJDI Part V - Recommended Best Management Practices

In our last issue of CCA’s “Action News”, we talked about recommended best management practices. Now we'll finish discussing best management practices as they aim to prevent the spread of Johne’s Disease (JD) to replacement animals, feed and water and from infected mature animals.

Prevent the spread of JD among replacement animals
Note: Many of these recommendations will also help ensure that the higher nutritional needs of growing replacement heifers are met.

Prevent contamination of feed and water with the JD bacteria (MAP)
Note: Keeping cattle clean and providing access to clean water also improves performance.

Prevent the spread of JD due to infected mature animals

In our next “Action News”, we’ll discuss JD Risk Factors in the various Risk Areas. Depending on what you see in your operation, you will be able to determine your level of risk.

For more information, visit the CJDI page on the CAHC website.

CCA Action News

Staff Contributors: Rob McNabb
Written and edited by: Natalie Arnieri

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