BVD Decision / Management Guidelines for Beef Veterinarians


Characteristics of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), such as genetic diversity and ability to induce a persistently infected (PI) carrier state, make its control a challenge. The Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) drafted and approved a position statement in 2001 resolving to adopt measures to control and target eventual eradication of BVDV from North America.

As part of this effort, the AVC formed an ad hoc committee to develop a document to provide guidelines for BVDV control based on the best current information. The final document was approved by the AVC in 2003, and provides management guidelines for control of BVD in beef cow-calf herds, stocker operations and feedlots.

Larson RL, Grotelueschen DM, Brock KV, et al: Bov Pract 38(1):103-112, 2004