Johne's Disease (JD)

  • An important bacterial disease  of ruminants causing long-lasting diarrhoea with  heavy economic losses.
  • Loss of weight despite good appetite.
  • Bottle jaw may also appear.
  • Once clinical signs appear the animal will not recover and will continue to deteriorate.



  • Johne’s disease is not curable.
  • Positive animals should be culled from farm as it may infect other healthy animals.
  • Purchase new animals only after testing them.
  • Induct only negative animals to your farm.
  • Carry out regular testing of your animals.
  • Consult a veterinarian to test your animals for Johne’s disease.


                                            Purchase only negative animals to avoid JD.