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Johne’s Press Release

(Bruce Lawson Welsh Black Cattle Soc)

Revamp of Johne’s Disease risk assessment will reward proactive farmers.

Cattle farmers who take sustained action to reduce the prevalence of Johne’s Disease in their herds will have their efforts recognised from 1 January 2013, thanks to a major revamp of the way in which the status of the disease is assessed on individual farms.

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Johnes Letter to Vet Record

Changes to CHeCS Technical concerning the Johne’s Disease programme

I write to update readers to a major change to the Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) Technical Document concerning the Johne’s Disease programme.

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Letter to the Veterinary Record

Vol 170 13, P.343.

I would like to update the position with Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) accredited schemes. Booth & Brownlie (2012) in their recent most informative paper on establishing a pilot bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) virus eradication scheme in Somerset quote a personal communication with me in 2007 that only 4.4% of UK farms were members of CHeCS accredited schemes.

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