Epidemiology of John’s Disease, a Review  

RUZHDI KEÇI1, XHELIL KOLECI1*

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

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Abstract:

In last decades, the prevalence and importance of Johne’s disease is increased, and consequently different programs are designed for its control. Johne’s disease is considered the most important disease of cattle industry regarding the economic lost. In addition they are published several data, which implicate the Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis as a pathogen bacteria of Chrohn’s disease in humans. The chronic pattern of disease, complexity of its path biology, limitations knowledge’s on pathogenesis, poor sensitivity and specificity of currently available laboratory diagnostic methods, lack of successful vaccines,  make Johne’s disease control a significant challenge for veterinary services and scientific community as well. This paper aim to highlight the current achievements on path-biology, diagnosis, biosecurity,  in order to translate them in practical action for Johne’s disease control.

Keywords: Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, Johne’s disease, INF-, Disease control, Paratuberculosis.

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