Current BVD eradication options

Ongoing BVD control schemes aim to: (i) prevent the introduction of BVD virus (including live or inactivated vaccines) in free herds; (ii) remove PI animals from infected herds; (iii) monitor BVD status over time. Eradication programmes in the EU have been applied variously at national, regional and herd level.


*use during pregnancy should only be on a case-by-case basis decided by the responsible veterinarian

L2D (Life-double-deleted) is a special version of modified live vaccines that combines efficacy of a modified live BVD vaccines and the safety of inactivated BVD vaccines.


1EU Thematic network on control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV). BVDV Control QLRT – 2001-01573 Position paper.

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