173 Industry Innovation – BVD fact sheet by BVD Free England

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173 Industry Innovation – BVD fact sheet by BVD Free England

Biosecurity \External biosecurityAnimals Biosecurity
Species targeted: Dairy;Beef;
Age: Different for different species;
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Country: UK
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea or BVD is a highly contagious viral disease of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. This fact sheet outlines the costs of BVD in your herd, how the virus spreads, the problems with persistently infected (PI) animals, what you should do with PIs and step you can take to control and eradicate the disease. England has an industry led voluntary scheme to eradicate BVD called BVDFree.