Animal Health

Ovine Johnes Disease “OJD”

Jilakin Downs has been assessed as a Low-Risk property.  This assessment included a review of the

  • on-farm biosecurity
  • low level of livestock introductions
  • previous abattoir 700 kill results showing no clinical signs of OJD
  • history of the flock
  • topography and climate
  • any AI or ET work being done on the farm, rather than Jilakin Downs livestock having interaction with other sheep.

Recent Abattoir surveillance has also confirmed no clinical signs of OJD infection.

Sheep can be vaccinated with Gudair prior to leaving Jilakin Downs if required.

Ovine Dermatospraxis

We have undertaken a flock based testing program for Ovine Dermatosporaxis.