News & Opinion 2018-03-27T14:20:19+00:00

News & Opinion

Infectious Diseases Unwrapped – BVD and Fluke

Rob Hall continues his look into infectious diseases with BVD and Fluke up this month... BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVD) is very common in UK cattle, with surveys showing it is present on approximately 95% of farms and that roughly 65% of adult cattle have encountered the virus and have detectable antibodies. Infection is transmitted mostly via faeces but also in secretions from the nose and eyes as well as in the semen of infected bulls. Animals that become infected generally shed the virus for a short period of time before they make antibodies to it and recover. The [...]