Bovine pestivirus infection

Primefact Number: 795    Edition: Second edition    Released/reviewed: 01 Aug 2008

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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.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Spread and persistence of pestivirus in a herd
  • Diseases due to pestivirus
  • Reproductive diseases
  • Diagnosis of pestivirus
  • Managing pestivirus in the breeding herd