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BVDV – why you should screen heifers for antibodies

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV or Pestivirus) is very common in Australian cattle herds with around 90% of herds showing evidence of past infection. BVDV is capable of causing 25-50% production losses in recently infected herds and can decimate pregnancy rates. When cattle are infected with BVDV in the first month of pregnancy, it is …

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Ultrasound Vs. Manual Scanning

Manual Pregnancy Diagnosis Versus Ultrasound Pregnancy Diagnosis By David Peterson Past President of Australian Cattle Veterinarians and Principal Veterinarian Finley Group of Practices 57 Warmatta Street Finley NSW 2713 Phone 03 5883 3833 David has had 28 years and approximately 400,000 cattle experience with manual pregnancy testing and, 7 years and approximately 120,000 cattle experience …

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