Bovine viral diarrhea virus: Is my herd at risk?
BVD disease is one of the most complicated viral diseases in dairy cattle worldwide. Terms associated with BVD such as “cytopathic” vs. “noncytopathic”, “persistent infection” vs. “transient infection”, “types I and II” and “immunosuppression” make understanding this virus a difficult task. FULL STORY »
Protection against PI aused by BVD Type 1 and Type 2 from a single vaccination with Vista5 SQ at pre-breeding
A single dose of Vista 5 SQ administered four weeks pre-breeding protected 96 percent and 91 percent of fetuses from becoming persistently infected following virulent challenge with BVD Type 1 and Type 2, respectively. FULL STORY »
Field Safety of Onset IN Administered Intranasally in Young Calves
Onset IN administered intranasally has been proven safe to use under field conditions. FULL STORY »
Diagnosing respiratory diseases
Bob Glock, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, says upper respiratory disease in cattle can be just as problematic as lower respiratory disease or pneumonia. FULL STORY »
IGENITY now accepting hair samples for BVD-PI testing
IGENITY®, a division of Merial®, announces hair samples are now being accepted for the optional diagnostic test for persistent infections (PI) of the bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus. Producers choosing to test for BVD-PI in conjunction with the comprehensive IGENITY profile now have the option to submit tissue or hair samples. FULL STORY »
BI: Express Vaccine Expands Reproductive Protection
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. introduces a vaccine that steps beyond conventional reproductive protection. Express® FP 5-VL5 currently provides one of the most complete modified-live virus/bacterin vaccine combinations on the market, and now it offers protection against Leptospira hardjo-bovis.
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