Herd and within-herd BoHV-1 prevalence among irish beef herds submitting bulls for entry to a performance testing station

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Title: Herd and within-herd BoHV-1 prevalence among irish beef herds submitting bulls for entry to a performance testing station
Authors: O'Grady, Luke
O'Neill, R.
Collins, Daniel M.
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5738
Date: 2008
Abstract: Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), caused by bovine herpes virus 1 (BoHV-1), may result in various clinical consequences, including severe respiratory disease and conjunctivitis, venereal disease and reduced reproductive performance and abortion. This paper presents the serosurveillance findings from an intake of bulls into a performance testing station in Ireland during November 2007. The herd and within-herd BoHV-1 prevalence in 53 Irish beef herds and the risk factors for infection in these herds were determined, among bulls entering a beef performance testing station in Ireland. BoHV-1 status was determined for 41 herds, of which 30 (73.2%) herds were infected and the mean within-herd BoHV-1 prevalence was 28 (± 20)%. Multivariate exact logistic modelling revealed increasing numbers of contiguous herds and decreasing percentage of males within the herd as significant risk factors associated with infected herds. These findings highlight the high prevalence of BoHV-1 infection in those Irish beef herds that submitted bulls to this performance testing station, and raise concerns regarding IBR control nationally.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Journal: Irish Veterinary Journal
Volume: 61
Issue: 12
Copyright (published version): 2008 the author(s)
Keywords: Beef herdsBoHV-1Bovine herpes virus 1Disease freedomIBRInfectious bovine rhinotracheitisIrelandPrevalence
DOI: 10.1186/2046-0481-61-12-809
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Veterinary Medicine Research Collection
CVERA Research Collection

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