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- Earley, Bernadette, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Irish veterinary journal 2015 v.68 no.1 pp. 29
- antibiotics; beef; blood; bovine viral diarrhea; calves; colostrum; farmers; farms; feces; herd health; herds; immunoglobulins; liver flukes; pathogens; profitability; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; rumen; screening; turbidity; viruses; zinc sulfate
- ... BACKGROUND: Calf output is a key element in determining the profitability of a suckler beef enterprise. Infectious agents such as Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD) virus, colostrum management and parasitic challenge can all affect calf output. Prior to the national BVD eradication programme, there was little published information on either the prevalence or effect of BVD in Irish beef herds. There is l ...
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