BVD disease and associated economic losses

Raphaël Guatteo

BVD disease can have a negative economic impact, partially through the costs associated with this viral disease and its prevention, but mainly through disease-associated losses. The economic impact of BVD can vary according to the severity of disease in cattle and to the initial BVD status of the infected herd.


BVD virus and its effects on reproduction

Francesco Testa

BVD can cause important economic losses through its effects on reproduction. These effects include decreased conception rates, abortions, stillbirths, weak neonates and congenital abnormalities. According to the phase of gestation, infection with BVD virus can result in different reproductive dysfunctions.