Paratuberculosis is a disease that generates great economic losses and big health concerns. It is caused by bacteria of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and it is endemic throughout the world affecting both meat and milk industry.
Diagnosis of subclinical infection is very difficult an therefore, vaccination remains as a key tool for effective control of Paratuberculosis.READ MORE
Mycobacterium avium subsp.
paratuberculosis is able to survive in
the environment for relatively long
Contaminated Food, soil, water,
milk and colostrum.
In almost 40% of cows with
Replacement of animals from herds with unknown paratuberculosis status
Contact of own Young replacers with adult animal faeces
Water and food contamination
Contamination of calves by faeces in udders
Poor equipement hygiene
Diarrhoea and progressive weight loss
Decrease of production
No clinical signs. No
No clinical signs.
No clinical signs and
1 animal in stage 4,
indicates 24 animals with the
proliferation of the disease
Reducing contamination by adequate sanitary control. Wash and disinfect the equipment
Reduce risks of microbial contamination and production losses
PCR or Elisa and bacterial culture
We talked with the expert in paratuberculosis
Dr. Ramón A. Juste, president of the
International Association of Paratuberculosis