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3D chalk art captures changing perceptions of diagnostics

During the recent American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians/U.S. Animal Health Association meetings in Kansas City, Missouri, Thermo Fisher Scientific brought to life a new way to look at diagnostics. FULL STORY »

What benefits would producers see by eradicating BVDV?

Based on experience from the Michigan Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) Eradication Project, what benefits would producers see by eradicating BVDV from their herds? FULL STORY »

Beef, dairy leaders discuss BVDV

More than 50 veterinarians, laboratory personnel, researchers and animal health company officials participated in the Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Eradication: Reality or Myth? Symposium. FULL STORY »

USDA seeking feedback on animal disease reporting, response

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services wants feedback on plans to update the way it reports and responds to certain animal diseases. FULL STORY »

Forage Focus: Frosted forage precautions

Several forage species can be extremely toxic soon after a frost and deadly to livestock if consumed. FULL STORY »

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Dan Grooms, DVM, Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Question: Based on experience from the Michigan Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) Eradication Project, what benefits would producers see by eradicating BVDV from their herds?

Answer: Controlling and eventually eradicating BVDV from a cattle herd can be done with a combination of identifying and eliminating cattle persistently infected with the virus (also known as PIs), implementing biosecurity practices to reduce the risk of introducing the virus into a herd, and implementing a strategic vaccination program.  Read More…