Johne's disease in the eyes of Irish cattle farmers: A qualitative narrative research approach to understanding implications for disease management.
- Conor G McAloon,
- Áine Macken-Walsh,
- Lisa Moran,
- Paul Whyte,
- Simon J More,
- Luke O'Grady,
- Michael L Doherty
Prev Vet Med 2017 Jun 8;141:7-13. Epub 2017 Apr 8.
School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Bovine Johne's Disease (JD) is a disease characterised by chronic granulomatous enteritis which manifests clinically as a protein-losing enteropathy causing diarrhoea, hypoproteinaemia, emaciation and, eventually death. Some research exists to suggest that the aetiologic pathogen Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis may pose a zoonotic risk. Nationally coordinated control programmes have been introduced in many of the major milk producing countries across the world. Read More