Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)

BVD is the most common viral disease in cattle and causes a significant negative economic impact. The mechanism of disease is complex, with different clinical manifestations for transient and persistent infections (including mucosal disease). Diagnostic tools, using specific antibody and virus detection techniques, are available to assess the BVD status of herds.

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