Under the new framework for managing Johne’s disease (JD) in beef cattle, producers nationwide have until 30 June 2018 to conduct their first laboratory test if they wish to maintain a Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) of 7 or 8 for their herd
A group of Australian scientists recently met in Canberra at a workshop hosted by Animal Health Australia to discuss the work being undertaken to prepare Australia for a major disease outbreak like Foot and Mouth Disease.
Alex McDonald, who has represented the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association on BJD issues since 2000, breaks down what recent changes to Johne’s management in Australia mean.
An evaluation of Australia’s veterinary services by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) found Australia’s reputation as a leader in animal health and biosecurity systems is justified.
A new report ranking Australia’s highest impact cattle diseases has raised further questions about the justication of policies which aim to eradicate Bovine Johne’s Disease.
Changes to national Bovine Johne’s Disease management policies could be in place by January next year if a formal review process goes to plan.
The vast majority of written submissions lodged ahead of today’s national Bovine Johne’s Disease forum in Sydney argue for deregulation of national BJD management and better compensation for producers affected by existing control measures.
Cattle industry stakeholders have the opportunity to provide their views on how Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) should be managed in Australia ahead of a key industry forum to be held in Sydney next month.