Officially BVD freeRSS feed

Posted: Tuesday 18 January, 2011

by Rosemary at 4:57pm in Cattle Comments closed

Our vet phoned today to confirm that our calves are completely free of BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) following their blood test a couple of weeks ago. They will need another test next year, but we will make strenuous efforts to maintain tthis status.

BVD is spread bovine to bovine mainly. The virus doesn't survive well outside the cattle's bodies. Our calves won't be going off the property and no other cattle will be coming on; we're not planning to show them. There are no other cattle around here in touching distance. We will have to ensure that folk coming on to the farm observe bootwashing and hand washing, especially if they have been on other premises with cattle, but that's not a bad thing anyway.

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