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Title (Primary) Assessing future control options for the BVD eradication programme in Ireland
Title (Secondary) Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM): Proceedings of a meeting held in Inverness, Scotland, UK, 29th-31st March 2017
Author Thulke, H.-H.; Lange, M.; McGrath, G.; Tratalos, J.; O'Grady, L.; O'Sullivan, P.; Doherty, M.L.; Graham, D.A.; More, S.J.;
Publisher Nielsen, L.R.; Lindberg, A.;
Year 2017
Department OESA;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T11;
UFZ wide themes RU5;
Abstract Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is an important infectious disease of cattle. Infection is primarily transmitted by direct animal contact. In most cases, infection is transient, leading to lifelong immunity. However, during a defmed window of pregnancy, in utero infection leads to the creation of persistently infected (PI} calves. These animals represent both the major risk for BVD spread and an efficient target for effective infection control efforts. Several broad approaches to BVD control are being applied in different countries, and there is
ongoing debate about appropriate strategies during the latter stages of eradication. An explicit model of 6 million Irish bovine animals including dynamic within-farm management and individual-oriented BVD epidemiology is used. The model outcome shows the importance of timely removal of PI calves. The two main options for BVD control - tissue testing and serology - were found to be equally efficient as strategies during a programme through to fmal eradication.
ID 19720
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=19720
Thulke, H.-H., Lange, M., McGrath, G., Tratalos, J., O'Grady, L., O'Sullivan, P., Doherty, M.L., Graham, D.A., More, S.J. (2017):
Assessing future control options for the BVD eradication programme in Ireland
In: Nielsen, L.R., Lindberg, A. (eds.)
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM): Proceedings of a meeting held in Inverness, Scotland, UK, 29th-31st March 2017
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, p. 209 - 221