The 6th ParaTB Forum, sponsored by the International Dairy Federation (IDF), was held on June 4th, 2018 at the International Convention Center in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The Forum was comprised of more than 25 delegates, representing 13 countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom). The Forum presents an opportunity for delegates to discuss and report on the current state of paratuberculosis research and control programs in their home nations. This IDF publication reviews some of the common themes and takeaways that emerged from the presentations.
Keywords: Johne’s disease, paratuberculosis, MAP, disease control, national programmes