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What is BVD?
BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhea) is a viral disease which can have a high economic impact on farms. BVD is caused by Type 1 or Type 2 BVDV (Bovine Viral Diarrheal Virus). The virus is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids which include: saliva, nasal discharge, urine, feces or semen. It can also be spread by biting insects, inanimate objects, biologic products (colostrum) and other animal species. Since BVD only survives outside the body for a short time, direct contact between animals is the greatest risk for spreading the disease. Cleaning and disinfecting waterers and feeding troughs will help minimize spread as well.
How does it impact the Dairy herd?
- Could have annual loss of $54 per cow where a persistently infected (PI) animal is present
DAIRY: Herd Impact, Symptoms, Effect on Cattle, Testing Strategies, Herd Testing Process and Calf Testing Process
How does it impact the Beef herd?
- Could have annual loss of $24 per cow where a persistently infected (PI) animal is present
BEEF: Herd Impact, Symptoms, Effect on Cattle and Q&A
Importance of BVD Testing