Replacement tests keep BVD away

Macmillan, Shirley
June 2006
Farmers Weekly;6/2/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 22, p44
Trade Publication
The article discusses the benefits of performing simple blood tests to check the disease status of beef replacements. As suckler herd owners recognize they can no longer carry passengers from one calving to the next, veterinarian Jonathan Harwood believes it is an ideal chance to establish a herd's disease status, then take measures to protect it. One of the simplest ways to do this is to focus on screening for bovine viral diarrhea, he says.


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