Friday, 22 February 2019 09:26

Bad news for sheep, cattle

Traditionally, bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) has been considered a disease of cattle. But lately it has been found to cause infections in sheep, deer, alpacas, llamas and pigs. 

Published in Farm Health

CRV Ambreed has appointed a new laboratory to enable New Zealand dairy farmers to gain access to further information about BVD and Johne’s Disease from their herd testing.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 April 2017 11:55

$1m to fight BVD and FE

Almost $1 million will go to projects aimed at combating animal diseases from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 26 January 2017 10:55

Bovine viral diarrhoae – a cautionary tale

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is a surprisingly common viral disease of cattle and other ruminants.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:55

Poor conception rates may mask BVD

NZ dairy farmers are being encouraged to be vigilant about bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) which DairyNZ says affects up to 60% of dairy cows and 90% of herds.

Published in Farm Health

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Light reading

In a follow-up to this old mutt’s piece two issues ago about Fonterra directors getting to grips with the co-op’s…


There are many stories from ‘the impossible to believe, but believable’ files that your old mate is often told about.


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