Johne's Disease (JD) of cattle in Australia has been managed according to the National Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) Strategic Plan 2012-2020. NSW DPI and Local Land Services (LLS) were responsible for regulatory components of the plan on behalf of Industry.
The mid-term review of the Strategic Plan was conducted in 2015. The National BJD Steering Committee has endorsed a new approach developed by the reviews’ Reference group. For further information see the Animal Health Australia media release and the Framework document.
The new Framework recognises the key role producers have in the management of diseases on their property and for that reason producers are the very cornerstone of the new approach.
The objectives of the recast Management Strategy for JD in cattle are to:
Major changes include:
Further details on how producers will operate under the new framework document are available from Animal Health Australia.
NSW DPI has made required changes to regulations including the removal of zoning. As of 1 July 2016:
Johne’s disease will remain a notifiable disease. This means that if a farmer or person called in to provide advice on cattle such as a private veterinarian who suspects or confirms Johne’s disease, they must notify Local Land Services.
NSW DPI and LLS will continue to provide property of origin export certification for Johne's Disease.