Disease Control Is Vital to Future of Beef and Dairy Industry; Vet's View Farming
Byline: Iain Carrington
BOVINE Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus is widespread in the national herd with many farms showing evidence of infection, although vaccination is more common now than it was 10 years ago.
This virus is responsible for bovine viral diarrhoea, mucosal disease, poor conception and early embryonic death, foetal mummies, the birth of brain-damaged calves, eye defects in newborn calves and a lower resistance to other diseases. With this list of problems associated with the disease you would think it would be easy to diagnose. Well, unfortunately this is not always the case! Often other diseases cloud the picture, and although you often know the disease …
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Publication information: Article title: Disease Control Is Vital to Future of Beef and Dairy Industry; Vet's View Farming. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: November 3, 2007. Page number: 78. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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