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Johne's CAP



Date Funded: 2004
Amount: $4.4 million
Duration: 3 years*

Objective: Enhance knowledge, promote education, develop real-world solutions, and mitigate losses associated with Johne's Disease.

Why? Johne's Disease infects large numbers of beef and dairy cattle and accounts for more than $200 million in economic losses each year.

Impact: Improved understanding of the disease's transmission cycle led to alternative sampling and testing strategies to detect infected animals. In addition to reducing disease detection time, the research identified genes, proteins, and lipids in disease bacterial that will guide the next generation of diagnostics and vaccines.

Participants: University of Minnesota, lead institution

Auburn University

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado State University

Cornell University

Iowa State University

Michigan State University

Mississippi State University

North Carolina State University

Ohio State University

Oregon State University

Pennsylvania State University

Pfizer Animal Health

Purdue University

South Dakota State University

Standord University

Tennessee Technological University

Texas A&M University

University of California-Davis

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Massachussetts

University of Nebraska

University of Pennsylvania

University of Tennessee

University of Wisconsin

University of Wyoming

USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Washington State University


*In 2008, the project was renewed for 4 more years and an additional $4.8 million with Pennsylvania State University as the lead institution. The second phase will focus on developign new diagnostic tests, vaccines, and strategies to help producers manage, control, and prevent the disease. A producer survey is being conducted to improve the project's effectiveness in decreasing disease impact.

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