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Johne's Disease Control Program
Johne's disease (pronounced YO-neez), or paratuberculosis, is a chronic intestinal infection in cattle and other ruminants. Herds infected at low levels can experience decreases in production and overall cattle health long before specific symptoms are apparent. Herds infected at high levels have animals with signs of disease, further decreases in production, and cattle loss that may threaten the dairy business.
The Wisconsin Johne’s Disease Control Program is a voluntary program for cattle and goat producers – both dairy and beef/meat. The goal of the program is to provide standards for the control of Johne’s Disease.
By participating, you will: 1) Improve your understanding of Johne’s disease and its impact on your bottom line; 2) Learn and implement Best Management Practices that can help prevent and control Johne’s disease in your herd; 3) Learn and implement Best Management Practices that can help prevent and control the spread of Johne’s disease to your customers’ herds; and 4) Have the opportunity to achieve a Classification Level that shows your customers your commitment to helping prevent and control the spread of Johne’s disease to their herds.
For more detailed information about this program, please take a moment to download this booklet:
Johne's Disease Control Program for Dairy & Beef Producers
Currently there is no reimbursement for costs incurred in managing Johne’s disease.
Johne's Disease Online Services
This website allows you to access your herd’s Johne’s disease records that are on file with DATCP.
Johne's Disease in Cattle
Johne's Disease in Other Species
Risk Assessment & Herd Management Plan (RAMP)
Herd Classification Program
Johne's Disease Certified Veterinarians
Contact information: 608-224-4893 or DATCPJohnes@wisconsin.gov.