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How long does it take (if ever) for the Johnes disease to be gone from the soil so it would be safe to put another herd there without infecting them?
 
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From my memory rom 30 plus years ago, Johne's can live for several years in the soil but is normally transferred to other animals from injesting contaminated feces or milk from a johne's infected cow. Dairys used to always feed milk replacer to prevent contamination of calves.

dun

> How long does it take (if ever)
> for the Johnes disease to be gone
> from the soil so it would be safe
> to put another herd there without
> infecting them?
 
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I did some research about this and they say that it only lives in the soil for about 12 months. Animals can only get it from other animals milk or feces. Hope this helped Jake

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Thanks guys, that's the info I was looking for. After the infected cattle were removed and assuming the rain had washed the manure into the soil, would that mean it'd be safe to bale hay from this pasture without spreading the disease to other cattle in the hay or on the equipment?
 

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