Testing just the goat you buy or a kid will not stop you introducing Johne's disease into your herd as tests turn positive around the time the goat is infectious. There is no test that is accurate in a kid. Get copies of the last few years whole herd annual negative tests and ask about biosecurity in between these tests. Ideally only buy goats that are from herds in an official scheme such as MAP . Check the database of herd here.
This video is a lecture about Johne's disease (paratuberculosis) in goats including clinical signs, tests for carriers and biosecurity to keep this disease out of your goat herd.
All the latest research summarized in a well-organized and easy to read format.
We use this to pre-print the labels for the blood sample bottles . Choose either the Excel or Word template . Only goats over 12 months need to be tested.
I was very active, although ultimately unsuccessful, in trying to keep herds with Johne's disease in quarantine and our state a protected zone.