Submitted to: Southwest Veterinary
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/2/2008
Publication Date: 10/2/2008
Citation: Step, D.L., Fulton, R.W., Ridpath, J.F., Krehbiel, C.R. 2008. Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus: Impact of the Virus on Cattle Performance. In: Proceedings of the Southwest Veterinary Symposium, October 2-5, 2008, Dallas, Texas. Available: http://www.swvs.org. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This paper details the impact that infection with bovine viral diarrhea viruses (BVDV) has on cattle performance. Published studies are reviewed that suggest that BVDV infections can alter the normal production of cytokines and free radicals, thus resulting in more severe inflammation and tissue damage following infection with gram negative bacteria. The impact of the presence of cattle persistently infected with BVDV on feedlot performance is also discussed.