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BVD - Bovine Viral Diarrhea

BVD - Bovine Viral Diarrhea - Wreaks havoc on the immune...

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Mucosal disease   causes blisters o Virus 1946 – isolated for the first time 90% are positive 2 types: type 1 and type 2 o # of different sera types in each Pestes virus – like CSF o BVD + CSF cross-react o False positives for CSF Has the ability to mutate ** Most expensive disease for the beef industry Symptoms : Mummified fetuses Depression  abortions Diarrhea – severe Pneumonia blindness
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Unformatted text preview: * Wreaks havoc on the immune system In calves who are infected placentally P ersistantly I nfected (P.I.) calves will grow up – be fine because they’re not stressed 450-600 lbs. --- taken away from mom and sent 1400 miles away to a feed lot STRESSFUL SITUATIONS Immune system breaks down – develop BVD BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHEA...
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