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Table 5 Frequency of activities performed by cow-calf producers with clinical cattle and perceived by veterinarians to be performed by producers with the sole or a partial intent of controlling Johne’s disease

From: Perceptions of veterinarians and producers concerning Johne’s disease prevalence and control in US beef cow-calf operations

Activities to control diseases: Respondent Yes No Odds ratio 95% CI Pa
Remove calves from dams suspected of being infected with MAP prior to nursing Producers 3 23 1.33 0.37 to 4.80 0.642
Veterinarians 21 214
Cull cows showing signs consistent with a diagnosis of Johne’s disease prior to testing Producers 15 7 0.48 0.18 to 1.26 0.154
Veterinarians 165 37
Cull cows with signs consistent with a diagnosis of Johne’s disease after laboratory testing Producers 19 7 0.19 0.07 to 0.52 0.003
Veterinarians 240 17
Cull calves from dams suspected or confirmed to be infected with MAP based on testing or clinical signs Producers 15 9 1.44 0.60 to 3.46 0.419
Veterinarians 105 91
Early weaning of calves from dams with positive results from Johne’s disease tests Producers 7 13 1.82 0.68 to 4.83 0.245
Veterinarians 45 152
Cull cows without clinical signs consistent with a diagnosis of Johne’s disease, but positive serology (ELISA) Producers 14 8 1.96 0.79 to 4.88 0.153
Veterinarians 92 103
Test purchased additions for Johne’s disease Producers 6 14 5.19 1.77 to 15.24 0.007
  Veterinarians 17 206    
  1. aMid-point exact P values.