BOVIDI: Importance of the horizontal transmission of the Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) in a eradication scheme at herd level

01 December 2010 → 30 November 2013
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
epidemiology persistence diagnostics horizontal transmission Bovine Viral Diarrhea
Project description

Besides via persistently infected cattle BVDV may spread via horizontal transmission and persistence after infection. If seroconversion is detected at BVDV-free herds, the source of infection is traced by virological and epidemiological examination. Virus transmission is also examined experimentally by infection of calves in the presence of naïve calves. Finally diagnostics are developed to detect transiently infected animals and persistence.