A bovine viral diarrhea virus type 2a infection on a Belgian dairy farm

1J. Maris, 2J. Laureyns, 2S. Sarrazin

  • 1 Boehringer-Ingelheim Belgium, Arianelaan 16, B-1200 Brussel
    2 Vakgroep Voortplanting, Verloskunde en Bedrijfsdiergeneeskunde, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, Universiteit Gent, Salisburylaan 133, B-9820 Merelbeke

    January 2018, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 87(5):277-282

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In this case report, the course of a bovine viral diarrhea infection (BVD) type 2 in a Belgian dairy herd is described. Within a period of fourteen days, seventeen adult dairy cows died of acute diarrhea and dehydration. A BVDV infection was suspected from the beginning but this suspicion could not be confirmed by testing. Only during the next thirty-four months at different time points, BVDV type 2a could be identified.