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Lucas Pantaleon

Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) is a bacteria that infects dairy cattle (and other ruminants) causing paratuberculosis or Johne’s disease. This disease leads to production losses in dairies all over the world. Infected cattle shed the bacterium in feces and the microorganisms are able to persist in the environment for long periods of time. Fecal slurry used as fertilizer on pasture or for crop production is a risk for MAP transmission to other cows by pasturing or reintroduction of the bacteria by feedstuffs such as grass silage or hay.

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