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Articles From January 2012

MaP makes spores

31 January 2012
Technical news (commented)
Tags: paratuberculosis, MAP

Lamont et al. report observing MaP cultures going into a 'spore-like morphotype' under stress conditions. This has important implications for strategies to control MaP.

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compilation of studies on MAP in food and water published

23 January 2012
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: paratuberculosis, MAP

Long awaited, a key reference in our 'Recommended Risk Management Plan for Paratuberculosis' has finally become available online. You can find the paper 'Assessment of Sources of Exposure for Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Food and Water' by Mihajlovic et al. in Int. food risk anal. j., 2011, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1-22, here. The paper represents another compilation of studies on MAP in food and water.

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MAP in diaphragm and masseter of dairy cattle

10 January 2012
Technical news (commented)
Tags: paratuberculosis, MAP, cattle, dairy, intestine, masseter, diaphragm

Pribylova et al. report finding MaP bacteria in intestine (used for sausage casings), masseter (chewing muscle) and diaphragm of dairy cattle. They state that "due to the changing behaviour of consumers, both of these muscles have started to be widely used in cuisine" and suggest that "processing of cows with paratuberculosis in abattoirs without any precautions (restrictions) and the usage of meat for human consumption should be rethought."

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Detection of MaP ... collected from elderly slaughter cows ... by M√ľnster et al.

09 January 2012
Technical news (commented)
Tags: technical news, paratuberculosis, MAP, cattle, Germany

Münster et al. report finding about 17% of a random sample of German cattle MaP positive.

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