Johne’s disease is a contagious, chronic, and some times fatal infection in ruminant animals that costs farmers and producers millions of dollars every year. Colorado State University researchers have identified molecules that may identify the disease in 75 percent of cattle before they are 2.5 years old, the best time to test for Johne’s disease during preclinical stages.
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