Table 1.

Rabbit survey dataa

FarmLocation (region)Livestock held and JD historybNo. of rabbits investigatedNo. of culture+rabbitsHistopathology (no. of rabbits)
Lesion+, AFB+Lesion+, AFBCulture+ and/or lesion+
ATaysideCattle105328c
BTaysideSheep60011
CTaysideCattle, sheep158329
DTaysideCattle121224
ELothianSheep, cattle100011
FBordersCattle, sheep50000
GBordersCattle, sheep, goats40000
HDumfries and GallowayCattle90033
IDumfries and GallowaySheep100000
JDumfries and GallowayCattle90000
KGrampianCattle100145
LHighlandCattle, sheep100000
MOrkneyCattle, sheep101d123d
NOrkneyCattle, sheep100011
OTaysideCattle, sheep100000
PLothianCattle, sheep100022
QBordersCattle, sheep101224
RDumfries and GallowayCattle90000
SGrampianCattle, sheep100000
THighlandCattle, sheep100000
UHighlandCattle, sheep110000
VHighlandCattle, sheep100000
Total21015122241
  • a AFB, acid-fast bacilli; culture+, positive for M. avium subsp.paratuberculosis.

  • b Livestock with a known history of Johne’s disease (JD) are indicated in boldface type.

  • c Includes two rabbits which had lesions and from which a mycobacterium was cultured that was not IS900 positive or IS901 positive by PCR.

  • d Cultured organism not identified due to dessication of media.