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 »
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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Vista vaccines reintroduced
Vista was voluntarily taken off the market in 2009. After some improvements, Vista has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to return to the marketplace. FULL STORY »
Study Dispels Common Myth About Inactivated Vaccines
A recent study published in the scientific journal Veterinary Therapeutics provides new evidence that a long-standing perception about inactivated vaccines has become outdated and inaccurate.
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