Review of Johne’s disease management strategies for Victorian cattle herds
The mainstay of on-farm control of bovine Johne's disease in Victoria, particularly for dairy herds, since 1996 has been a voluntary, subsidised test and control program (TCP) largely funded by the Victorian cattle industry.
As a result of concerns from the Cattle Compensation Advisory Committee (CCAC) about the annual cost to the Victorian cattle industry and effectiveness of the TCP, the CCAC recommended that a review be undertaken of on-farm Johne's disease management strategies.
Contracted consultants undertook an assessment of the current approach to on-farm management of Johne's disease in Victoria and evaluated a range of options for the future management of Johne's disease in Victorian cattle herds.
Read the Cattle Compensation Fund of Victoria BJD Review Report on the Herd Health website.