Serological survey of wild cervids in England and Wales for bovine viral diarrhoea virus

Hardstaff, J and Hunt, H and Tugwell, L and Thomas, C and Elattar, L and Brownlie, J and Booth, R E (2020) Serological survey of wild cervids in England and Wales for bovine viral diarrhoea virus. VETERINARY RECORD.

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Abstract

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is a production disease commonly found in British cattle herds. Species other than cattle have been shown to be infected with the virus, thereby providing a potential source of infection for livestock. This study surveyed serum samples taken from 596 culled wild deer from England and Wales, between 2009 and 2010, for the presence of BVD antibodies.