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n. underwear; men’s underwear. (The first entry is an initialism. From Bradley, Voorhies, and Day, the manufacturers. Always plural.) He stood there in his BVDs, freezing.
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BVD control has also been named as a key priority by the GB Cattle Health and Welfare Group, whose BVD Statement of Intent has been signed by more than 25 organisations and companies.
One of the greatest issues associated with BVD is that calves can be born with the infection and pass the disease on throughout their lives without it even being spotted.
Once your herd is BVD free, it is essential to keep monitoring and make sure that a PI animal is not bought in when buying any replacement animals - including bulls - or from contact with neighbouring animals.
There was no sign of leptospirosis or IBR, but of the six animals, four had BVD antibodies, suggesting they must have been exposed to a PI at some point, which is worrying," said Mr Jones.
She said: "When we started out with the BVD scheme we covered 20 farms and this has grown to more than 85 farms in Northumberland.
The BVD virus can lower conception rates, leading to barren cows and protracted calving periods.
Over the past two years, using funding from Defra, vets across the at-risk area have delivered a BVD scheme.
Wales' chief veterinary officer, Dr Christianne Glossop, said a series of initiatives were in place focusing on BVD.
It is reported BVD is probably the most economically-significant viral disease affecting cattle in the UK at the moment, with a typical cost of infection in a 100-cow beef herd being around PS45,000 over a 10-year period.
Farmer Philip Jones had been battling calf pneumonia and BVD was found to be an underlying cause.
All of the Scandinavian countries, Germany, Switzerland and Austria have national BVD eradication programmes in place.
This project, supported by the Rural Development Plan for Wales, is designed to stimulate the uptake of BVD control and eradication programmes in beef herds across Wales.
Consultants ADAS will deliver the sheep scab part of the project and XLVets will lead on BVD.
The meeting aims to highlight what is known about some of the more common forms of infectious abortion including BVD, IBR, Leptospirosis and Neosporosis and how they can be controlled and, in some cases, eradicated.
ADAS will deliver the Sheep Scab part of the project while XLVets will take the lead on BVD.