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Bovine Health
Update on Johne's disease programme

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I WRITE to update readers on a major change to the Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) technical document concerning the Johne's disease programme.

Following extensive discussions with pedigree cattle breeders and their breed societies and with the 10 CHeCS registered cattle health schemes, a new programme will be officially launched on January 1, 2013.

This new graded system will enable herds to maintain or move towards clear herd tests. This is achieved by a combination of testing and the …

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