Ewwww think about it for a second. $220 million each year is spent on sick cows that are affected by MAP bacteria (bacteria that causes Johnes Disease). How many cows are we talking about here?? A LOT! No wonder the # of people with Crohn's Disease is quickly increasing. All the freaking cows milk is tainted.
Will vaccinating cattle protect them from such a nasty tough as steel bacteria like MAP though. Say the vaccinated cows show no signs of illness at all, but they have trace amounts of the MAP bacteria living in them that doesn't bring on Johne's Disease. Will that small amount of bacteria that is passed to humans through dairy intake be enough to make people sick? I'm just thinking out loud... Just wondering how this discovery is going to affect the dairy industry. Just have to wait and see.