Homesteading Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,448 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I remember reading a thread here a few months ago (which I cannot seem to find now) that talked about having dairy cows tested for something or nuther. Apparently, the cows from the commercial lots are often infected with something that gets pasteurized out. So you need to make sure that raw milk animals don't have whatever this is.

Anybody remember what this is or can point me to the thread?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,493 Posts
You might be thinking of Johnne's disease. I just saw another news article linking Johnne's to Crohn's disease in humans.

There is no reliable test for it. A farm can be declared safe from Johnne's after several years of testing with no positive tests (animals can still be sick, but not test positive). Johnne's survives pastuerization.

Jena
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top