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Bovine Viral Diarrhea

This organism can invade early fetus or developed fetus. Infection can occur in pre breeding season.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Ingestion of this organism by contaminated food may lead to early embryonic mortality (48 day to 3 month) and abortion.

  • Abortion occurs from 4-7 months.

  • There is high rise in temperature, loss of appetite, respiratory disturbance, placentitis and it will lead to abortion.

  • If fetus does not come out, it will lead to mummification.

  • It can produce congenital abnormalities/structural defects.

  • It happens during organogenesis at early stages during first 40 days.

Diagnosis:
Isolation from aborted fetus particularly lymphoid, spleen, placenta. Immunocytochemical identifications of bovine viral protein.

Control:
Extensive culling is recommended. Vaccination is also recommended. It is specific for bovines.

Treatment:
Separate from other animals. Broad spectrum antibiotic, supportive therapy, progesterone.

 

 
 

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