MAP in the Environment


MAP in Food


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Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD)


A cow with clinical Bovine Johne's Disease
A cow with clinical Bovine Johne's Disease
A cow with uncontrollable diarrhea because of clinical Bovine Johne's Disease
A cow with uncontrollable diarrhea because of clinical Bovine Johne's Disease

A cow with clinical Bovine Johne's Disease. Milk from such cattle ends up in retail dairy products sold for human consumption. See the page Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in dairy products for a discussion. Flesh from such cattle ends up in retail supplies of ground beef for human consumption. See the page Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in beef products for a discussion.

Source: Johne's Disease Information Center

Cattle with clinical Bovine Johne's Disease suffer from uncontrollable diarrhea. Milk from such cattle, which ends up in retail dairy products sold for human consumption, can be contaminated with feces, which can contain up to 100 million (108) MAP bacteria per gramme. See the page Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in dairy products for a discussion.

Source: Johne's Disease Information Center


BJD and Crohn's disease.


Intestine of a cow with Bovine Johne's Disease
The intestine of a cow with Bovine Johne's Disease.
Comparison of BJD-diseased intestine with a Crohn's diseased intestine
Top:- The intestine of a cow with Bovine Johne's Disease.
Bottom:- The intestine of a person with Crohn's disease.
Source: Johne's Disease Information Center Source: Dairy Biz

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Paratuberculosis Awareness & Research Association, 1999-2003.