Paratuberculosis Edition 2

Organism, Disease, Control

November 2020
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  • Published
    6th November 2020
  • ISBN 9781789243413
  • Language English
  • Pages 440 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus

Paratuberculosis, also referred to as Johne's disease, affects cattle, goats, sheep, buffalo, deer and other ruminants. Examining the epidemiology of paratuberculosis, the organism that causes the disease, and practical aspects of its diagnosis and control, the book also addresses the link between paratuberculosis in the food chain and human health implications, including Crohn's disease.

This timely edition:

- Builds on a strong foundation to update, streamline, and better structure existing chapters with important new developments from the last decade;
- Includes new chapters discussing the fast-growing field of whole genome based comparative genomics, and the increasing opportunities for disease control in low- and middle-income countries;
- Brings on board rising star new authors from diverse backgrounds to include varied perspectives.

A truly comprehensive, critical resource, this book is an essential reference for large animal veterinarians, livestock industry personnel and those involved in the dairy and meat industries, as well as microbiologists, researchers and students in these fields.

"Each chapter of the book was written by different authors, but the editors ensured that the writing style was consistent with labeled sections for effortless reading. All tables and graphs are uncomplicated, and images have very good resolution. By recruiting diverse perspectives on the subject, the editors created a well-rounded and interesting book. This edition will be a valuable resource for veterinarians and veterinary pathologists who work with livestock and desire a better understanding of this complicated and devastating disease."


1: Epidemiology, Global Prevalence and Economics of Infection
2: Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Animal-derived Foods and the Environment
3: Paratuberculosis and Crohn’s Disease
4: Genetics of Host Susceptibility to Paratuberculosis
5: Mycobacterium avium Complex
6: Comparative Genomics and Genomic Epidemiology of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis Strains
7: Molecular Genetics of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis
8: Proteome and Antigens of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis
9: Host–Pathogen Interactions and Intracellular Survival of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis
10: Drug Susceptibility Testing & Antimicrobial Resistance in Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
11: Paratuberculosis in Cattle
12: Paratuberculosis in Sheep
13: Paratuberculosis in Goats
14: Paratuberculosis in Deer, Camelids and Other Ruminants
15: Infection of Non-ruminant Wildlife by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis
16: Experimental Ruminant Models of Paratuberculosis
17: Immunology of Paratuberculosis Infection and Disease
18: Cultivation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis
19: Diagnosis of Paratuberculosis by PCR
20: Immune-based Diagnosis of Paratuberculosis
21: Paratuberculosis Control Measures
22: Paratuberculosis Vaccines and Vaccination
23: Development of New Paratuberculosis Vaccines

Marcel A. Behr

Marcel A. Behr is at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Karen Stevenson

Karen Stevenson is at Moredun Research Institute, UK.

Vivek Kapur

Vivek Kapur is at University of Minnesota.

Johne's disease, Crohn's disease, microbiology, livestock, ruminants