Bovine Viral Diarrhea, also known as BVD, is an infectious viral disease that cause sever production performance decline. Bovine Viral Diarrhea is caused by Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV). BVDV is a member of the pestivirus genus. There are four recognized species within the pestivirus genus. These species are BVDV-1, BVDV-2, border disease virus of sheep and classical swine fever virus, previously known as hog cholera virus.
BVD is considered one of the most significant infectious diseases in the livestock industry worldwide due to its high prevalence, persistence and clinical consequences. Today, the strategy for BVDV management is to eradicate it from herd, and use vaccine to keep the herd health. Most importantly, to elminate persistently infected (PI) animals from the herd. PI did not have a competent immune system at the time of BVDV transplacental infection. The virus therefore entered the fetal cells and, during immune system development, was accepted as self. In PIs the virus remains present in a large number of the animal’s body cells throughout its life and is continuously shed. PIs are often ill-thrifty and smaller than their peers, however they can appear normal. PIs are more susceptible to disease, with only 20% of PIs surviving to two years of age.If a PI dam is able to reproduce they always give birth to PI calves.
Here at RINGBIO, we develop solutions and products for BVDV routine testing.
BVDV P80 Antibody Rapid Test (Art #: T40132) is rapid dipstic test for BVDV infection testing.
More products are still under development.