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News feature December 2013 17


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king sure they can’t pass it ough environmental contamina- , milk, colostrum and infected


d,” saidMrSibley. It is possible to achieve effective trol within five years buttotal dication might take ten years ause Johne’s isavery slowmov- disease.” ontrol strategies include regu- testing of all adult cows in the d to prevent those animals eading it to calves and not eding from animals thattest itive.Inbeef herds Mr Sibley in advised regular testing of all lt cattle,but goingastepfurther removing infectious animals


mthe herd. leanliness and hygiene are vital there should be aseparate calv- area forhigh-risk cows. The calving area must be kept lean as possible and the cowand separated as soon as possible


r birth,” saidMrSibley. accination is possible buta or disadvantage is thatthe vac-


e influences the TB test and can d to false reactors. he Farming Connect event at mber Farm wasfacilitated by mie McCoy. She said the open had presented an opportunity


every farmer to understand the factors.


If they don’t alreadyhave ne’s in their herds there is so


chthey can do to prevent it and, is alreadypresent in the herd, it be eradicated,” she said.


arming Connect, whichisdeliv-


d by Menter aBusnes,isfunded ough the Rural Development n 2007-2013 whichisfinanced by European Agricultural Fund Rural Development and the sh Government.


ERADICATION UNDERWAY: William Jenkins has implemented aJohne’scontrol and eradication programme with help from vet Dick Sibley.


PICTURE: Debbie James.


HANCOCK BROS


All TypesofMuckSpreading 6HighCapacitySpreaders.


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• LIME SPREADING • UMBILICAL SLURRY • PUMPING/INJECTING


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