The operational requirements of Phase 2 are that members of the National Johne's Management Plan (NJMP) require their associated farmers to obtain a signed declaration by a BCVA Accredited Johne’s Veterinary Adviser
that they will be implementing one of the six control strategies
specified by the NJMP.
For the first year of a farm completing the National Johne's Management Plan requirements the declaration confirms that the farmer has:
i. undertaken to assess their risks and herd status within the last 12 months and,
ii. adopted the written Johne’s management plan put in place in agreement with their BCVA Accredited Johne’s Advisor.
Year 2 onwards
For farms who have completed the initial requirement of the National Johne's Management Plan, the declaration confirms that the farmer:
i. has reassessed their risk and status within the last 12 months and reviewed their Johne’s management plan with their BCVA Accredited Johne’s Advisor; and
ii. that the necessary management protocols, equipment, husbandry and resources are being implemented to adhere to this plan
The objective of this declaration is to confirm that the plan has been reviewed and that the farmer is implementing the correct protocols to adhere to the plan.
The plan should be reviewed annually
Only vets that have undergone the BCVA training programme
are permitted to sign declarations, to find your nearest BCVA accredited Johne's advisor click here