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Irish Johnes eradication plan to start in January 2013

07 June 2012
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Tags: paratuberculosis, milk, beef, dairy, Ireland

A national programme to eradicate Johne's Disease (Paratuberculosis) will start in Ireland next January.

The disease is said to be 'a major cause for concern for dairy processors supplying product into the infant formula market', but beef processors are also believed to be 'anxious to tackle the issue'.

Johnes is prevalent in one in five Irish herds, according to Animal Health Ireland's CEO, Joe Flaherty.

"Sequential testing will be the main element but farmers are also going to have to rethink their approach to buying in stock to keep on top of this disease," said Mr Flaherty.

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