Transmission of bovine viral diarrhea virus to adult goats from persistently infected cattle

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Correspondence: 1Corresponding Author: Charles C. Broaddus, Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078, e-mail:

The transmission of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) from persistently infected (PI) heifers to adult seronegative goats was examined in this study. Ten seronegative adult goats were exposed to 4 PI heifers. None of the goats developed any clinical signs but all goats seroconverted by 42 days after exposure to the PI cattle. Results indicate that goats are susceptible to BVDV infection when housed with PI cattle.

Key Words: Abortion • border disease • bovine viral diarrhea • goats



Broaddus CC1, Holyoak GR, Dawson L, Step DL, et al.: J Vet Diagn Invest 19: 545-548, 2007.