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BED PI testing

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:46 am

Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.


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Re: BED PI testing

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:04 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.


Not here. I tested one calf for BVD a few years ago. It was negative. Not a bad idea if your herd was exposed.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by Redgully » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:56 pm

We test a few every year so they can be sold as bvd free. Never had a positive.

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Re: BED PI testing

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:49 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.


Not here. I tested one calf for BVD a few years ago. It was negative. Not a bad idea if your herd was exposed.

How do i know if the herd was exposed from an outside source?
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by Aaron » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:55 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.


Think about it from time to time, but with a live vaccination program across the entire herd, I really have nothing to worry about.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:02 pm

Aaron wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.


Think about it from time to time, but with a live vaccination program across the entire herd, I really have nothing to worry about.

Tell me more about the vaccination program
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:03 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.


Not here. I tested one calf for BVD a few years ago. It was negative. Not a bad idea if your herd was exposed.

How do i know if the herd was exposed from an outside source?


Was the calf that tested positive a transient infection or a persistently infected case? If it was diagnosed as PI, then the calf may have exposed other members of the herd with shed viruses.

There is no way to know without testing each member.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:14 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:
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Not here. I tested one calf for BVD a few years ago. It was negative. Not a bad idea if your herd was exposed.

How do i know if the herd was exposed from an outside source?


Was the calf that tested positive a transient infection or a persistently infected case? If it was diagnosed as PI, then the calf may have exposed other members of the herd with shed viruses.

There is no way to know without testing each member.

It tested as PI but was one of the best calves I had this year. I'm gonna test the herd for sure.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:19 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
kenny thomas wrote: How do i know if the herd was exposed from an outside source?


Was the calf that tested positive a transient infection or a persistently infected case? If it was diagnosed as PI, then the calf may have exposed other members of the herd with shed viruses.

There is no way to know without testing each member.

It tested as PI but was one of the best calves I had this year. I'm gonna test the herd for sure.


I would work with your vet and test the entire herd.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by RanchMan90 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:49 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.

I do. Would only test if you test them all and plan to weed them out. Had several positives with no symptoms but infect to whole woodpile.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:51 pm

What do you do with the one's that test positive?
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:54 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.

I do. Would only test if you test them all and plan to weed them out. Had several positives with no symptoms but infect to whole woodpile.

I will weed them out for sure. But from what I read some of the pregnant cows that test negative may have a positive calf. And where did i pick it up to begin with. I can test calves I buy, no big deal but testing the cows may not solve the problem.I
The positive one has been disposed of. I will send the buyer a refund.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:00 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Anyone testing for BVD PI? Looking for thoughts and ideas. Had a calf test positive in the feedlot so gonna start testing the herd.

I do. Would only test if you test them all and plan to weed them out. Had several positives with no symptoms but infect to whole woodpile.

I will weed them out for sure. But from what I read some of the pregnant cows that test negative may have a positive calf. And where did i pick it up to begin with. I can test calves I buy, no big deal but testing the cows may not solve the problem.I
The positive one has been disposed of. I will send the buyer a refund.


Why did you test the one infected calf? Or did the buyer test it?
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:24 pm

The buyer tests every calf.
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Re: BED PI testing

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:25 pm

kenny thomas wrote:The buyer tests every calf.


Ok. And they identified it as a PI and not a transient infection?
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