Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is of major economic importance globally. Since the costs of BVD, both direct and indirect, have become increasingly recognised many European countries have evaluated the cost: benefit of implementing BVD control measures. Following on from the success of the first large-scale BVD eradication programmes, launched in the Scandinavian countries in the 1990’s, many countries currently have national or regional, mandatory or voluntary eradication schemes underway. BVD control programmes are constantly evolving and adapting according to evaluation of their progress and to countryspecific factors. However there is no one source from which to review the current status of BVD control across Europe; this paper provides an up-to-date overview of BVD eradication in Europe.
An Update on the Status of BVD Control and Eradication in Europe
Lucy V A Metcalfe *
* Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH, Germany