The Ontario dairy industry has developed a provincial plan to help producers deal with Johne’s infection in their dairy cattle. The four-year program began in January 2010.
The program has four elements: education, Animal Health Risk Assessment and
Management Plan (RAMP), testing, and removal of high titre Johne’s cows.
The program offers each producer a financial incentive to test all lactating cows once during the four years of the program. Producers will be required to do the RAMP with their trained herd veterinarian each year and remove high titer cows within 90 days of test day.