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BVD could be "baaa-d" news for sheep and beef farmers

Traditionally bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) has been considered a disease of cattle. Recently however, it has been reported to cause infections in many other species including sheep, deer, alpacas, llamas and pigs.

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Is BVD hiding in your backyard?

Protecting your herd against the significant health impacts of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD) starts with knowing your BVD status and then taking appropriate steps to get and keep BVD out of your farm boundaries.

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BVD free, but still breaking the bank

When we talk about the economic benefits of national bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD) control, we have a strong tendency to focus strictly on the direct production impacts for the 65% of beef herds and 35% of dairy herds that are believed to be actively infected.  And not without good reason – even using conservative figures, BVD is estimated to cost New Zealand farmers mo

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Why "natural vaccination" won't work

Given the costs of vaccinating breeding stock against BVD, many farmers and veterinarians have asked why we can’t just leave persistently infected (PI) heifers in the mob to naturally infect their herd mates prior to the mating period.  After all, animals that develop immunit

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