Study set to provide farmers with advice on tackling cattle disease
Scottish researchers are on the verge of launching new guidance to help farmers deal with a disease which is the scourge of the cattle sector globally.
Work being carried out on nine Scottish beef and dairy farms as part of the three-year £800,000 Paraban project has already given scientific teams an improved understanding of how they can tackle Johne’s disease in herds where it has been difficult to control. There is also a growing body of evidence to show low-acid soils might kill off the mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (Map) bacteria which causes the diseases.
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