Welcome to the National Action Group on Johne’s


Johne’s Disease is a chronic, debilitating and irreversible infection of cattle which is common in many herds. While as few as 1-5% of cows in any year will show clinical signs of scour or wasting, more of the herd will be affected and suffer reduced output. Animals with Johne’s Disease are likely to be culled earlier, and are also likely to be affected by other conditions, including chronic mastitis, lameness and high somatic cell counts.

The National Johne’s Management Plan has been developed to help provide strategies to manage the control of Johne’s Disease on your farm.

PHASE II of the NJMP seeks to manage and reduce the incidence of Johne’s disease on our farms through implementing one of the six strategies agreed by the group, and monitored on each farm by trained vets. Click here to find a summary of Phase II and copy of the updated NJMP plan.

627 vets now trained to be BCVA accredited Johne’s advisors. Find your nearest vet here!

Action Johne’s Conference – 7th February 2017 click here to find out more

This website is designed to be an information portal on Johne’s, providing relevant technical documents and links that will aid Johne’s engagement and control. Please note that the Group is not in a position to advise farmers on their specific Johne’s control plans. These should be discussed with the farm vet.