The International Dairy Federation has made available the “Proceedings of the first ParaTB Forum,” the publication of the outcome of the first ParaTB forum on surveillance, control and eradication programmes on paratuberculosis in dairy herds. To order your own electronic copy, visit IDF’s website.
Paratuberculosis is an infectious disease that has emerged to become one of the leading causes of economic loss to the dairy cattle and small ruminant industries. The First ParaTB Forum was held in Shanghai, China, in October 2006 prior to the IDF World Dairy Congress 2006 with the aim of creating a synergy effect among national and regional control programmes on paratuberculosis. Updating and reporting progress on national and regional programs is essential for the successful maintenance and development of strategies for control of paratuberculosis globally.