Reply To: Johne’s (paratuberculosis)

  • Haley

    December 29, 2023 at 7:09 am

    If Johne’s disease is suspected but has not been confirmed in a herd, a necropsy of a goat with symptoms of the disease may be helpful in determining if the infection is in a herd. This necropsy may reveal enlarged intestinal lymph nodes and a thickened, corrugated intestinal tract.

    A complete necropsy of a goat suspected of having Johne’s disease should include culture of the intestine and adjacent lymph node as well as microscopic examination of these tissues to give you the greatest confidence in the diagnosis.”