Fatal Trichuris spp. infection in a Holstein heifer persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus


Whipworms (Trichuris spp.) were identified in the colon of a recently purchased, 10-month-old dairy heifer that died suddenly. A skin test was positive for bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). Signs of BVDV occurred in other heifers in the group, but fecal flotations were negative for whipworm eggs.

Wideman GN. Can Vet J. 2004 June; 45(6): 511–512.

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