BVD-PI stands for Bovine Viral Diarrhea-Persistent Infection. BVD-PI occurs when an animal is infected with BVD before birth (in utero). The animal will remain infected with BVD for life and will shed virus continuously. BVD-PI animals often are poor doers but can appear healthy and normal in size.
Source: New York State Department of Agriculture
This week's Drovers TV episode takes a look at BVD, storm rations and marketing cattle.
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IDEXX presents a series of bovine health webinars with available continuing education credits for veterinarians.
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