Raising replacements?

Protect your reputation by testing for BVDV


Identifying persistently infected (PI) animals helps in two ways: 

  • Protects your reputation by maximizing confidence in the quality of your heifers
  • Improves overall health of animals in your facility by reducing the risk of PI exposure
     

Learn how to test

Why test?

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) suppresses a cow’s immune system, making the animal susceptible to a host of other infections. That’s why BVDV is one of the world’s most costly bovine diseases, with losses of $15–$88 per head from reduced herd productivity, health, and reproductive efficiency.1

Testing strategy

1

Test all heifers to determine status of your herd.
Make management decisions on PI positives.

2

Test all incoming heifers before they are comingled with the herd.

How to test

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Reference

  1. Shelton T, Coe M. Screening, removing BVD-PI cows pays big. Progressive Dairyman. 2014;28(18):85–89. www.progressivedairy.com/topics/herd-health/screening-removing-bvd-pi-cows-pays-big. Published November 6, 2014. Accessed June 15, 2018.