Should Scotland seek to eradicate BVD?

June 2010
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;6/12/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 24, p734
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The article discusses a proposed compulsory programme to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) in Scotland. The Scottish government needs to ensure that the livestock industry supports the programme before it could be implemented. The proposed programme would have two phases, the first of which would encourage farmers to voluntarily remove persistently infected (PI) animals from their herds and the second would be compulsory. Vaccination would be allowed under the proposed scheme.


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