Ovine Johne's Disease
The new national five year management plan for Ovine Johne’s disease will commence on 1 July 2013. As part of this plan the previous High, Medium and Low prevalence areas in New South Wales will be replaced with new Protected and Control Areas.
- About OJD
Covers descriptions of the disease, vaccination, restocker sheep, sheep health statements, diagnosis and disease risk management. The National OJD management plan commenced on 31 March 2008.
- The National Sheep Health Statement
A mandatory form for all sheep offered for sale or agisted in NSW, other than exempt sheep. The Sheep Health Statement may be downloaded from the web or obtained from your agent or your local Livestock Health and Pest Authority office.
- Prevalence Areas 2011-30 Dec 2012
- Exclusion areas
Some districts of NSW with very low levels of disease have established self-funded and self-managed Exclusion Areas to minimise disease spread
- Management areas
Some districts of NSW, generally with higher levels of disease, are encouraging producers to manage their own OJD risk by using strategies such as vaccination, on-farm management and informed purchase of sheep.
- Sheep movement
Sheep Health Statements are mandatory for the movement of restocker sheep in NSW.
- OJD manual & legislation
The OJD manual contains all the current NSW policy, procedure and information circulars. Legislation documents detail current legal requirements, particularly for sheep movements.
- Applying for project funding from the NSW Sheep Industry Fund
Applicants may apply for funding from the residual monies in the NSW Sheep Industry Fund for research, extension or surveillance projects.
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OJD Industry Fund - project funding
Applicants may apply for funding from the residual monies in the OJD Industry Fund for research, extension or surveillance projects.
- OJD Management Plan 2012 – 2017
- A series of Primefacts covering basic information, vaccination, restocker sheep, diagnosis and disease risk management.
Checking for OJD at abattoirs
Form for sheep owners to request that NSW DPI either (a) monitors their consignment of sheep for OJD and other conditions or (b) determines if previously consigned sheep were monitored. NSW DPI will send a written report including any monitoring results.
- Animal Health Australia - OJD
- Australian Johne's Disease Market Assurance Programs
- Gudair Information from Pfizer
Disclaimer: NSW DPI has no sponsorship from, approval of or any affiliation with Pfizer (also note general disclaimer).
- MLA - OJD information
Including research and tips & tools.