Bovine viral diarrhea: Why one strain hitting so many herds?

· February 22, 2018

Bovine viral diarrhea virus is a coat of many colors. As Dr. Stephen Foulke, professional service veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim points out, we may call it bovine viral diarrhea virus, or BVDV for short, but diarrhea is probably one of the least common symptoms when it comes to the disease. “The biggest thing a lot […]

SDSU: Six tips for chute side vaccine management

· October 17, 2017

As an SDSU expert points out, a good vaccine management is only as good as the techniques used in each step of administration. “Seventy percent of beef operations administer vaccines to cows and calves at least one time every 12 months,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. “With many dollars being invested in […]

New Salmonella vaccine a win-win for livestock, humans

· September 5, 2017

Some types of Salmonella cause disease in food animals. Others cause foodborne illness in humans. A new vaccine developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, protects against both types of Salmonella in food animals. Most Salmonella vaccines only protect against one type of the pathogen. This leaves pigs susceptible to disease from […]

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Calf scours, winter dystentery? Merck launches BCV vaccine

· October 5, 2016

Calves this winter can now get an extra dose of protection. Merck Animal Health recently announced the launch of BOVILIS CORONAVIRUS, the first USDA-approved modified-live intranasal vaccine to aid in reduction of enteric disease caused by Bovine Coronavirus (BCV). Most severe during winter months, BCV is often prevalent in dairy calves and cow/calf beef herds, […]

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