By Karen Briere, The Western Producer, June 29, 2017
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Saskatchewan’s Johne’s testing program has found a significant number of positive herds, but provincial disease surveillance veterinarian Wendy Wilkins says that’s because the participants already suspected they had a problem.
The program offered through Growing Forward 2 began in the fall of 2013. As of March 2017, 12,300 head had been tested and 400 found positive.
Wilkins said 84 herds were tested: 67 of them were unique and 50 of those tested positive, which is 75 percent.
“That doesn’t represent the overall prevalence,” Wilkins said.