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 theyre 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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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 332 taught by Professor Launer during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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