The National Institute for Animal Agriculture has launched a national Johne’s education initiative featuring an information resource on the organization’s Web site. The site, intended for beef and dairy producers and veterinarians, includes general information about Johne’s disease, case studies and lists of approved laboratories. Michele Vise-Brown, chief executive officer for NIAA, explains that Johne’s disease is a slow, progressive intestinal tract disease that affects ruminants and costs the beef and dairy industries millions of dollars each year. Research shows that one out of 10 animals moving through livestock auction markets is infected with Johne’s.