Role of imported ruminants in the genetic heterogeneity of pestivirus strains in Northern Ireland

The genus pestivirus within the family Flaviviridae includes bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) types 1 and 2, border disease virus (BDV) and classical swine fever virus.

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Current BVD situation in Spain: presence of genotype 2

After testing 1410 bovine samples, BVD virus type 2 has been identified for the first time in Spain. One of the main consequences is that BVD vaccination strategy nationwide should be rethought.

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BVDV Type 2 identified in Poland

Just recently, a group of researchers from the National Veterinary Research Institute in Puławy has identified for the first time BVD virus type 2 in a Polish dairy herd.
Although the herd had been vaccinated, the used inactivated BVDV-1 vaccine was not able to deliver sufficient protection against the type 2 outbreak.

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High BVD seroprevalence in Hungary

70% of the Hungarian herds are seropositive for BVD. 41% of the herds were found to be highly seropositive and are very likely to have PI offspring each year or may have purchased infected animals. 18% of the herds are so called “problem herds” with 100% seropositivity which would benefit most from eradication and control programs on farm level.

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Scottish BVD Eradication Program in focus

The current status of the Scottish BVD eradication program is in time. 83 per cent of the Scottish Beef and Dairy cattle herds have a negative BVD status. Starting from the 1st June 2015 the program will start with its fourth stage that implies enhanced testing and further movement restrictions for cattle herds with an unknown or negative BVD status.

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Farmers in the UK are keen to tackle BVD - survey

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is perceived as such a high threat in UK herds that almost all dairy and beef farmers questioned in a recent Farmers Weekly survey said they would join a voluntary eradication programme. More than 200 beef and dairy farmers in the UK answered the survey...

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BVD Status in the EU remains worringly high

Prevalence surveys performed in Europe since the late 1970s up to the present show that BVDV has been endemic in all countries where no systematic control has been...

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