BVD - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea
BVD is estimated to cost the Kiwi dairy industry 45 million dollars a year. This new video series provides a helpful framework for: UNDERSTANDING BVD / THE DISEASE / TESTING / CONTROL OPTIONS / and the importance of BIOSECURITY. It's all designed to spark conversations geared for better outcomes. And all because we believe... INVESTING IN BEST-PRACTICE IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.
BVD SERIES: WHAT IS BVD?
BVD infections can be disruptive and costly. Helping farmers to find and control PI (Persistently Infected) stock is essential. Having clear and effective interventions in place, starts with understanding the disease.
Click to watch: What is BVD?
BVD SERIES: TEST FOR AND CONTROL BVD
BVD is widespread in New Zealand, with 95% of Dairy herds showing evidence of past exposure. Understanding the critical periods for intervention can be hugely helpful, plus knowing what your key targets and controls might be.
Click to watch: Testing and Controlling BVD
BVD SERIES: BIOSECURITY FOR BVD
With biosecurity as such a hot-topic in the Dairy industry, communicating how to apply biosecurity to BVD is a top priority. Here we share a 3-step biosecurity framework (IN/OUT/OVER) that will help prevent 'direct' and 'indirect' BVD stock contact.
Click to watch: Biosecurity for BVD