BVD STATS IN THE EU

A series of investigations have been performed in the EU to assess indicators of BVD status and to track disease prevalence, financial impact and vaccine usage. These studies provide an overview of the current BVD situation in the EU.

Antibody-positive animals

Prevalence of antibody-positive animals in countries without systematic BVD control, based on serological samples from targeted age groups (spot samples) or antibody levels in bulk milk.

Prevalence of BVD Type 1

Prevalence of BVD Type 1, predominant genotype in the EU.

 

Persistently infected animals

Prevalence of virus positive (PI) animals in countries without systematic BVD control, based on serological samples from targeted age groups (spot samples) or antibody levels in bulk milk.

Average losses per cow

Annual average costs per cow in the outbreak herd, in presumed normal endemic conditions (moderate to high BVD prevalence).

Vaccine usage in livestock units

Vaccination coverage in countries where BVD vaccines are available.