BVD


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BVD

Abbreviation for:
BCNU, vincristine, dacarbazine
bovine viral diarrhoea

BVD

see bovine virus diarrhea.
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In Wales, meanwhile, the BVD Sub Group of the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy Steering Group has strongly recommended that the country eradicate BVD, a move it regarded as desirable and possible.
At Carreg y Llech, two recent BVD PCR tests carried out by NML laboratories on the bulk tank sample routinely collected were negative, con-firming that there were no PIs in the milking herd.
Over the last 10 years vaccination has been the easiest approach to BVD control - but this is now only one solution among several, said Mr Jones.
BVD risk factors include the purchase of infected stock, contact with neighbours' cattle or contact at markets or shows.
The samples are tested for antibody to BVD which at this age, they will only have if they have been exposed to the disease and mounted an immune response.
Dr Glossop believes there is a case for extending the strategy with a joint BVD mechanism between Wales, England and Scotland.
With neighbouring farmers all operating closed herds, Maxwell was adamant he should know the BVD status of his new stock of 40 pedigree Shorthorns, and that meant testing every animal in order to identify any offenders.
A whole herd investigation identified two persistently infected (PI) calves - animals born with the BVD infection.
Recognising that there would be no assistance from central government, the practice, in collaboration with one of its fellow XLVets practices in Yorkshire, applied for and won funding for a local BVD control programme.
If the BVD virus is circulating in a herd it can cause a number of health problems including: * Reduced conception rates and an increased chance of embryonic death, leading to high numbers of barren cows; * protracted calving periods; * abortions; * stillbirths and deformed and weak calves.
Ray Keatinge, DairyCo head of research and development, said: "A number of local and regional BVD control initiatives have already been taking place in England.
He said: "Both IBR and BVD are serious welfare and economic problems for cattle farmers as the diseases cause abortion, infertility and poor performance in herds.