Category Archives: South Australia

Pestivirus

Pestivirus (also known as BVDV – bovine viral diarrhoea virus) causes abortion, ill thrift in young animals, diarrhoea and respiratory disease.

Pestivirus is widespread throughout the Australian cattle population. About 70% of herds are actively infected with the virus. Infection of susceptible animals can cause a variety of diseases, some not apparent until well after the initial spread of the virus in a herd.

Clinical signs that would lead a producer to suspect pestivirus include:

  • Early-term abortion or embryonic loss.
  • Temporary infertility.
  • Increased susceptibility to other diseases.
  • Weak, stunted or deformed calves.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Respiratory disease.
  • Ill-thrift and wastage

There is an AgFact here, which lists various methods of control, including an annual vaccination (expensive) program.

Information on the required vaccination programme can be seen here

AMHBN Handout

This is a copy of the handout our members have to use when they are attending shows, fairs and field days. Click on the image to download a PDF of the handout.

handout

Champion of Miss World entries

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Champion of the World – Bull entries

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