New approach to JD in cattle
UPDATE: In an important update for producers, herds with a transition score of J-BAS 7 or 8 became J-BAS 6 rather than J-BAS 0, if no on-farm biosecurity plan was in place by 1 July 2017. Producers have an opportunity to return to J-BAS 7 or 8 by implementing a biosecurity plan, having their plan overseen by their veterinarian and conducting the first of their triennial check-tests by 30 June 2018. Read more here
This page provides updates on the progress of the new JD in cattle Framework. Further information will be provided as the implementation progresses. For information about the review process and the Framework’s development, click here.
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Click here to access the New approach to Johne’s disease in cattle fact sheet. It provides the latest information on the JD in cattle Framework, including an overview of the new approach, key changes, available tools and resources and a ‘Frequently asked questions’ section.
The fact sheet will be updated as the implementation of the Framework progresses, so check back regularly for the most current information.
WA and NT entry requirements
The WA cattle industry has indicated that it wishes to maintain WA’s JD border controls to help manage the disease within that state. The Health certificate for movement of stock to Western Australia (Livestock Biosecurity Form LB1) contains all entry requirements for livestock entering WA (including JD) and is used to certify that livestock meet these requirements. It must accompany each consignment of livestock en route into WA. The full JD in cattle requirements are contained in the explanatory notes of the LB1 form.
The NT cattle industry has recently settled on a minimum entry requirement policy of JBAS 6 from July 1 2017 (access media release here). Requirements can be found on the current NT health certificate/waybill.
For further information visit the WA and NT websites:
CattleMAP: has ceased
As of 1 November 2016, the Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) has transitioned to alternative industry assurance systems. This outcome follows a review of CattleMAP, undertaken by Herd Health P/L on behalf of the BJD Steering Committee. The new arrangements for CattleMAP participants is the final step in the wider BJD Review process. Click here for more information.
New JD in cattle Framework released
The interests of Australian cattle producers have driven the development of the new JD in cattle Framework document. The Framework, released 15 February 2016, outlines a fresh approach to the management of the endemic disease and is the result of 12 months of consultation and evaluation of existing practices, led by AHA on behalf of industry.
The Framework clearly outlines how Australia will manage JD in cattle into the future and shifts the focus of JD management to the wider biosecurity practice of reduction and management of all diseases. Click here for more information.