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Johne’s disease a growing concern for beef producers


April 26, 2016, Sioux Falls, SD – While often considered a condition of dairy cows, Johne’s Disease has increasingly been identified as a concern for beef producers, and paying attention to manure exposure is a crucial component in controlling it, said Russ Daly, professor, South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian and state public health veterinarian.

Johne’s Disease primarily affects the intestine, so manure is the source of bacteria that infects healthy cattle, Daly said. READ MORE