BVD CONSULT

Molecular epidemiology of bovine viral diarrhoea during the final phase of the Swedish BVD-eradication programme

aDepartment of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, SLU, Box 7036, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden bDepartment of Clinical Sciences, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden cSection of Virology, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden dSwedish Dairy Association, Uppsala, Sweden

Abstract

The Swedish BVD-eradication programme has been successfully running since 1993 and is now in its final phase. Nevertheless, new infections are occasionally being detected. In this paper we describe the first results of a programme where we apply a molecular-epidemiological approach to trace sources and routes of BVDV infection, and that we expect will speed up the final phase of the BVD-programme and help to reach total eradication.

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This article was published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 72, Karl Ståhla, Jaruwan Kampab, Claudia Baulec, Mats Isakssonc, Jorge Moreno-Lópeza, Sándor Beláka,c, Stefan Aleniusb and Ann Lindbergd, Molecular epidemiology of bovine viral diarrhoea during the final phase of the Swedish BVD-eradication programme, 103-108, Copyright Elsevier 2005.