oa NAFU Farmer - Bovine viral diarrhoea - : advertorial

Volume 2009, Issue 16
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For every 100 cattle in South Africa, at least one could be a carrier of BVD (bovine viral diarrhoea). Such a "persistently infected" (PI) animal can shed several billion virus particles a day, serving as a reservoir of BVD in a herd. The frustrating thing is that beef farmers won't be able to pick out the PI-animal just by looking at her - laboratory tests are indeed necessary to make a positive diagnosis of BVD.

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