Cohabitation of pregnant white-tailed deer and cattle persistently infected with Bovine viral diarrhea virus results in persistently infected fawns.

@article{Passler2009CohabitationOP,
  title={Cohabitation of pregnant white-tailed deer and cattle persistently infected with Bovine viral diarrhea virus results in persistently infected fawns.},
  author={Thomas Passler and Paul H. Walz and Stephen S. Ditchkoff and Kenny V. Brock and Randy W Deyoung and Aaron M Foley and M Daniel Givens},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={134 3-4},
  pages={362-7}
}
Economic losses due to infection with Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) have prompted introduction of organized control programs. These programs primarily focus on the removal of persistently infected (PI) animals, the main source of BVDV transmission. Recently, persistent BVDV infection was demonstrated experimentally in white-tailed deer, the most abundant wild ruminant in North America. Contact of cattle and white-tailed deer may result in interspecific BVDV transmission and birth of… CONTINUE READING

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