Health and Animal Well-Being

Johne’s Disease:  What Have we Learned from our Demonstration Herd Project?
Dr. William Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian, Cattle and Sheep
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University

Learn about the National Johne’s Disease Demonstration Herd Project and the findings so far.

Protecting Consumer Trust and Confidence in the Dairy Industry:
National Dairy Animal Well-Being Coalition Launches Principles and Guidelines

Dr. Naomi Botheras, Program Specialist
Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

On October 2, 2008, the National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative, a producer-led Coalition that includes members from every sector of the dairy industry, introduced the Initiative's Principles and Guidelines -- a uniform umbrella of assurance that the dairy industry is meeting its ethical obligations for dairy animal well-being.  The goal of the Principles and Guidelines is to protect consumer trust and confidence in the dairy industry by demonstrating dairy producers’ commitment to animal well-being.