NSW Johne’s disease calf accreditation program

The Johne's disease calf accreditation program (JDCAP) is a calf-rearing program designed to minimise the risk of spreading the bacteria that causes bovine Johne's disease (BJD), should it be present, from adult cattle to the replacement calves bred within the herd.

The program requires the herd owner/manager, in consultation with their veterinarian, to establish a set of procedures for the rearing of replacement calves, document the steps taken, and monitor the program on an ongoing basis.