BVD Articles & Papers

This category delivers news articles and research papers treating the topic of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV).

Monitoring of BVDV by testing antibodies to NS3 protein in calves vaccinated with an inactivated BVDV vaccine.

On many BVDV free certified farms in the Netherlands, cattle are vaccinated with the inactivated vaccine Bovilis BVD (MSD Animal Health) to reduce the risk that new PIs are born.

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Nanowire-based electrochemical detection of anti-Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) antibodies in bovine serum.

Rapid identification of BVD seroconverting individuals is essential in preventing costly outbreaks in naive herds. 

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Evaluation of 6 commercial ELISA kits for the detection of BVDV-specific antibodies in serum and milk using a large collection of field samples.

Serological surveillance using antibody ELISAs is a commonly used tool to ascertain freedom of disease.

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Variability Of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus In Type 1A Persistently Infected Calves

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), a Pestivirus in the family Flaviviridae, is an economically important pathogen of cattle worldwide.

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Retrospective evaluation of herd health data shows that calf mortality could be an indicator for BVDV infection

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the most prevalent and economically significant viral diseases of cattle worldwide. A range of diagnostic tools are available for the detection of both viral antigen.

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Heat treatment of serum from calves PI with BVDV to remove interference of colostrum-derived specific antibodies with antigen detection by ELISA

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the most prevalent and economically significant viral diseases of cattle worldwide. A range of diagnostic tools are available for the detection of both viral antigen.

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The importance of the number of animals tested and threshold at which a herd is deemed positive for BVD when testing young-stock for BVDV antibodies

The objective is to demonstrate some examples of why vets in practice should take into account the number of animals tested and the threshold of positives at which the veterinarian or, if it is part of a scheme, then the scheme decides to designate that herd as positive.

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Economic evaluation of bovine viral diarrhoea virus control activities worldwide: a systematic review

The primary aim of this study was to assess studies with a specific emphasis on the costs and benefits of control activities of the bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) at national, regional and farm level.

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Results of the first year of the mandatory BVDV control program in Northern-Belgium

During decades, the control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) in Belgium was on a voluntary basis. Initiatives of eradication at the herd level were successful if well-performed...

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Application of epidemiological and economic modelling to the Irish BVD eradication programme

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is an infectious disease of economic importance across the world. The production losses in BVD-affected farms have motivated many national control programmes...

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The Scottish BVDV Eradication Scheme: Are we making progress?

Over the past 20 years, BVDV control and eradication programmes have been used throughout Scotland, predominantly in the beef sector. Following extensive consultation, the Scottish Government considered that a national eradication scheme would benefit the cattle industry.

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From control to surveillance – the Swiss Bovine Viral Diarhoea (BVD) eradication programme

For BVD eradication, it is of high importance to consider the weaknesses and strengths of the testing scheme and the eradication phase...

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Virus-induced congenital malformations in cattle

Fetal infection with BVDV is reported to be associated with various congenital malformations, which particularly affect the brain, followed by the musculoskeletal system.

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Viral dose vs. Immunosuppression

Researchers have recently found that the immunosuppression induced by BVDV delays the immune response and enhances the ability of BVDV to establish a productive infection.

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Summer press round-up

You missed key BVD news during the Summer? Don’t worry, our Summer press round-up will provide you a good summary of the most relevant articles published during the period, with a special focus on the cost-benefit economics of BVD control.

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The Netherlands are in the starting block to eradicate BVD.

Following the launch of the compulsory BVD programme in neighbouring Belgium at the start of 2015 and the severe outbreak of BVD type 2 in Germany during 2012 and 2013, that spread to Dutch farms, the Netherlands are now reported to be preparing to launch an IBR and BVD control programme in 2017.

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Time to detect BVD in bulk tank milk

What is the link between the risk of spreading BVD virus to other herds and the time to detect the virus in bulk tank milk?

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How much is it worth to eradicate BVD from dairy farms in North West England?

What if eradicatiing Bovine Virral Diarrhoea in North West England could generate a £15.000 extra earning for dairy farmers?
This is the estimation made by the journalist Jemery Hunt in British & Farmer Grower. But in order to achieve the eradication, farmers have to know how BVD gets on to their farm, what are the consequences of the virus, how to detect it, how to initiate control of the disease.

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Impact of bovine viral diarrhoea on reproductive function

As reproductive efficiency on cattle farms, both milk and meat, is very important, this article firstly reviews aetiopathogenesis and diagnostic techniques of the disease, and then focus on the scientific evidence published regarding the reproductive impact of BVD virus infections (reduction of fertility, increase of pregnancy loses, stillbirths, congenital malformations...).

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The many faces of BVD virus

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) has once again been receiving a lot of attention recently. The implementation of a national control programme has been announced in the Netherlands. The BVD type 2 outbreaks in 2013 and in the first half of this year have shown that BVD still represents a real risk.

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Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD): a name that minimizes the pathogenicity of this viral disease

The bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) is a complex disease with diversified symptoms and severe outcomes. The immunosuppression promoted by the BVD virus allows concomitant pathogens to fully express their clinical pathology. BVD is widely present...

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Disease screening profiles and colostrum management practices on 16 irish suckler beef farms

Calf output is a key element in determining the profitability of a suckler beef enterprise. Infectious agents such as Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD) virus, colostrum management and parasitic challenge can all affect calf output. Prior to the national BVD eradication programme...

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Efficacy of BVDV vaccination to prevent reproductive disease: A meta - analysis

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is an important reproductive pathogen of cattle worldwide. The reproductive outcome of BVDV infection is largely dependent on the immune status of the dam and the stage of gestation at the time of infection...

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Quantifying the risks of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) transmission through cattle movements

Many economically important cattle diseases spread between herds through livestock movements. Traditionally, most transmission models have assumed...

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BVD testing could pay off big

A K-State veterinarian reviews a new study about the economic value of testing calves for bovine viral diarrhea...

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