Your 2021 VRAMP for Irish Johne’s Control Programme

All herds in the Johne’s programme in 2021 are required to undertake a veterinary risk assessment and management plan (VRAMP).

You can do this at any time of the year, although it is best done well before calving to allow time to make changes.  Calving is when you can make the most impact on reducing the spread of Johne’s disease.

This is done with your nominated veterinary practitioner for the Johne’s programme.

The advantages to you as herd owner are that you can cost-effectively reduce the likelihood and impacts of Johne’s to your herd.  Read about “10 good reasons” for being in the Johne’s programme and completing the VRAMP and testing requirements here.

The VRAMP with the vet is fully funded by the programme; just make sure it is completed well before the end of the year, and the sooner the better.

With your vet, you will review the risk factors for Johne’s to your herd, and decide on three actions you can take to reduce the spread of infection into or within your herd.

These actions typically will improve the general health of your calves and cows in regard to other diseases, not just Johne’s disease, so you can expect benefits in animal health, welfare and production.

You will not receive testing assistance from your milk processor if the VRAMP is not done.

Call your vet now to arrange your 2021 VRAMP.