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Literature review on role of soil in OJD occurence

Project start date: 29 June 2012
Project end date: 17 October 2012
Publication date: 13 December 2012
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Sheep, Lamb, Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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At the request of the SheepMeat Council of Australia (SCA), Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) commissioned a systematic literature review of the role of soil type in clinical expression of Johne's disease. The purpose of this report was to document the work that occurred to complete this project. The report describes the several parts of the project, namely: 
1. The systematic literature search that occurred 
2. A summary of soil Mptb research 
3. A summary of each relevant observational study identified as these provide the highest level of evidence available to support or refute associations 
4. A list of several hypothesised mechanisms published in the literature that seek to explain associations that have been perceived or observed. A description of potential biological mechanisms and assessment for plausibility based on published literature occurred   
5. A summary of major findings.

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Project manager: Johann Schroder
Primary researcher: Ausvet Animal Health Services Pty