Guidelines for whole-herd BVD testing

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Surveillance data indicate that more than 70 percent of U.S. dairy cows have been exposed to the BVD virus. Thus, its presence is real, and is a threat to the long-term success of dairy herds.

Left unchecked, BVD can be the cause of:

  • Poor reproductive efficiency
  • Abortions
  • Loss of milk production
  • Impaired growth and unthriftiness of young stock

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council advises a comprehensive BVD control program that includes:

  • Diagnostic testing for BVDV to confirm clinical cases and identify persistently infected (PI) animals.  
  • Vaccination; and
  • Biosecurity measures

DCRC cautions that pursuing one vein of this control program without the others will result in substandard control.

More information

Comments (0) Leave a comment 

e-Mail (required)


characters left

5M Series

Five M Series Models: 5065M, 5075M, 5085M, 5100M, and 5115M (65-115 hp). If you spend a lot of time on ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Leads to Insight