The BVD risk related to extensive breeding system in suckling cows

Raphael Guatteo

When assessing the risk of BVD in an extensive cow-calf system, it is important to consider both the probability of BVD virus introduction and the consequences of its introduction. Vaccination is an important pillar of BVD control, especially in a system where the risk of virus introduction is high (e.g. pasture) and the consequences of the disease are negative.