review of the Goat Johneâ€™s Disease Market Assurance Program (GoatMAP).
You may have heard that Animal Health Australia (AHA) is conducting a review of the Goat Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program (GoatMAP).
A short online survey has been set up as a part of the project and the project leaders are looking to get as many goat producers to complete it as possible. Below is a bit of background information and a link to the survey.
Two veterinary consultants, Richard Shephard and Scott Williams, have been engaged by Animal Health Australia to undertake a review of the Goat Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program (GoatMAP). GoatMAP facilitates trade of goats by providing a source of low disease-risk (accredited) goats to the market. The review will examine the performance of GoatMAP and the confidence that stakeholders and users of GoatMAP place in the assurance of low Johne's disease risk in goats from accredited herds.
Richard and Scott are seeking the views of goat industry participants (commercial producers, stud breeders, vets, advisers) on the program. They have set up a short survey and hope to have as many people as possible complete it. The survey can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/Bfcsk2wsEvh60q233 and will run until Friday 9th of February. This is your chance to have your say. Please pass the link on to as many people as possible.
Richard and Scott are independent veterinary consultants – they do not work for any government or agency. No identifiable information will be provided to anybody. Complete confidentiality of all responses is guaranteed.