All you need to know about paratuberculosis

Bovine paratuberculosis, also known as Johne’s disease, is a chronic pathology caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. It has a worldwide distribution and generates economic losses for producers due to the low productive performance of the animals and the long incubation period, in which it is excreted through fecal matter without clinical signs. Likewise, it is reported that the animals most susceptible to contracting the disease are calves.

Paratuberculosis is characterized by irreversible debilitation, diarrhea and death from cachexia in ruminants. Generally, infection occurs in the first years of life, and many infected animals become chronic carriers. Unless tested, paratuberculosis can exist in a herd undetected for years. Only some carriers develop the disease visibly, usually after several years, and the symptoms, they can be confused with other diseases. Furthermore, paratuberculosis causes losses in the production of asymptomatically infected animals. It is estimated that asymptomatic carriers produce 15-16% less milk, with approximate losses of 590 to 1270 kg of milk per lactation.

Paratuberculosis: pathogen, disease, clinical characteristics.
Epidemiology and current world situation
Management strategies: action plans and results
IDvet diagnostic range for the treatment of paratuberculosis

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