Johne's disease is mostly introduced into goat herds by bringing in carriers (goats that show no clinical signs but are shedding the JD bacteria in their faeces. Most chronic diseases come into goat herds on the back of a truck with a new goat.
Unfortunately these submissions were not successful and cattle movements from properties with Johne's disease will be less restricted. Hence Australian goat breeders will now need to be extra vigilant to protect their goats from this deadly disease.
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