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On-line Johne’s Risk Assessment

October 5, 2012
By: Jim Dickrell, Dairy Today Editor

The Johne’s Disease Integrated Program (JDIP) has created an on-line tool to help dairy farmers evaluate their operations for the risks of spreading Johne’s disease.

"We believe producers will find it a useful tool," says Ken Olson, JDIP outreach coordinator.

Olson encourages producers to work through the assessment with their veterinarian. The on-line tool will ask the producer a series of management questions on how they handle fresh cows, calves, colostrum and so on.

The assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete, but in the end, will give a score on the farm’s management practices and the likelihood of Johne’s disease spread.

The effort is being supported by JDIP and the National Milk Producers Federation.

Click here to log on to the Johne’s assessment.

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