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+
ATayside Cattle 105328c
BTayside Sheep 60011
CTayside Cattle, sheep158329
DTayside Cattle 121224
ELothian Sheep, cattle 100011
FBorders Cattle, sheep 50000
GBordersCattle, sheep, goats 40000
HDumfries and Galloway Cattle 90033
IDumfries and Galloway Sheep 100000
JDumfries and Galloway Cattle 90000
KGrampian Cattle 100145
LHighland Cattle, sheep100000
MOrkney Cattle, sheep 101d 123d
NOrkney Cattle, sheep 100011
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.