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Bovine viral diarrhoea virus: virulence factors and improved control - OD0342

The objectives of this research are:

- to encourage the development of control schemes by investigating whether or not BVD virus recrudescence occurs in animals recovered from infection, and by developing novel approaches for the early detection of fetal infection;

- to assess the dangers of BVD virus dissemination through cattle movements in Europe, by examining the similarity if current UK and European BVDV isolates;

- to investigate the contribution of specific viral factors to outbreaks of particularly severe disease.

This will contribute to better measures for control of an economically very serious pathogen, by assisting the development of industry sponsored control schemes, in line with developments in other member states. It will also reduce the reduction of on-farm use of antibiotics and will also help to identify and locate significant new variants of this virus which have a high risk of causing severe disease.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Bovine viral diarrhoea virus: virulence factors and improved control   (66k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £243,609
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Animal Diseases              
Animal Health              
GM Non-Food              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Health