BVD CONSULT

Persistent BVDV infection in mousedeer infects calves: Do we know the reservoirs for BVDV?

aDanish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Lindholm, DK-4771 Kalvehave, DenmarkbCopenhagen Zoo, Sdr. Fasanvej 79, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, DenmarkcARTIS Zoo, Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, NL-1018 CZ Amsterdam, The NetherlandsdThe Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Department of Large Animal Sciences, Grønnegårdsvej 8, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, DenmarkeAnimal Health Service, P.O. Box 9, NL-7400 AA Deventer, The NetherlandsfDanish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Bülowsvej 27, DK-1790 Copenhagen V, Denmark

Abstract

Bovine  virus  diarrhoea  virus (BVDV)-1f was isolated from a Lesser Malayan Mousedeer in Copenhagen Zoo during a routine screening. Analysis of animals related to the Copenhagen mousedeer revealed that its mother and all siblings were virus positive, a pattern also seen for persistently infected (PI) cattle. BVDV could be transmitted from the PI mousedeer to a calf after indirect contact. The host spectrum for BVDV seems to be even wider than expected; the implications for BVDV control are discussed.

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This article was published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 72, Åse Uttenthala, C. Grøndahlb, M.J. Hoyerc, H. Houed, C. van Maanene, T.B. Rasmussena and L.E. Larsenf, Persistent BVDV infection in mousedeer infects calves: Do we know the reservoirs for BVDV?, 87-91, Copyright Elsevier 2005.