Cattle Industry Contemplates Eradicating BVD | Successful Farming

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It seems unlikely that bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus could be made to disappear, given the size of the U.S. cattle industry and the diversity of ranches and feedlots.

However, that didn’t stop a group of veterinarians, producers, and industry leaders from considering it at a recent meeting organized by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

John VanLeeuwen, professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, explains the insidious and production-limiting nature of BVD. “It can produce persistently infected (PI) animals that look normal, yet they spew out the virus to the rest of the herd,” he says………

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