Detection of BVDV persistently infected animals in Belgium: evaluation of the strategy implemented.

@article{Letellier2005DetectionOB,
  title={Detection of BVDV persistently infected animals in Belgium: evaluation of the strategy implemented.},
  author={Carine Letellier and Luc De Meulemeester and Miguel Lomba and E Mijten and Pierre Kerkhofs},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 1-2},
  pages={121-5; discussion 215-9}
}
Until now, no official bovine virus diarrhea virus (BVDV) control program has been implemented in Belgium. The only legislation dealing with the detection of BVDV-infected animals concerns the purchase of animals. A strategy of control, based on the identification and elimination of persistently infected (PI) animals and the vaccination of cows before insemination has been designed in both the Northern and the Southern part of the country. The strategy of detection of PI animals relies on PCR… CONTINUE READING