The 2017 BVDzero Web Congress is your chance to get the latest information and insights into the global state of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) and topics related to BVD.

This year’s web congress will include:

  • 3 recorded presentations for our veterinary audience
  • 1 recorded presentation for our farmer audience
  • The chance to submit questions and receive an event FAQ after the congress

Presentation videos will be open for viewing anywhere and anytime for a 6-month period.
Access to webinars is limited to registered users only.

Get exclusive access to presentations given by global BVD experts.

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Agenda for veterinarians

  • Presentation 1

    Topic: Bovine viral diarrhoea: Causes, consequences and control

    Presented by: Dr. Julia Ridpath

    The term bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) has come to refer to a collection of diverse clinical presentations that include respiratory, enteric and reproductive diseases accompanied by immunosuppression. This talk will cover the three virus species that cause BVD, bovine viral diarrhoea virus type 1 (BVDV1), BVDV2 and Hobi-like viruses (sometimes referred to as BVDV3). All three species are highly variable and exist as multiple biotypes. The significance of variability and biotype to pathogenesis and control will be discussed. Infection with any of the three species results in immune suppression which may be of particular importance in young stock.

  • Presentation 2

    Topic: The impact and control of bovine reproductive pathogens

    Presented by: Dan Givens
    Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

    The objective of this presentation is to briefly discuss the impact of specific reproductive pathogens and to summarize current scientific information to encourage continued adoption of effective methods of surveillance, appropriate biosecurity procedures, and optimal immunization protocols.

  • Presentation 3

    Topic: Herd level diagnostic approaches for BVDV

    Presented by: George Caldow
    BVM&S, MSc, CertCHP, DipECBHM, FRAgS

    The tools for the diagnosis of BVDV will be discussed in relation to test performance, relative value to the herd owner, and how these tests can be utilized in herd level surveillance, eradication and monitoring the success of BVDV control programmes that include vaccination.

  • Presentation 4

    Topic: BVDV and ZIKV: models of global virology

    Presented by: Dr. Paul Walz
    Professor of Pathobiology and Coordinator of Animal Health Research, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

    With the Zika Virus fast becoming an emerging human pathogen, Dr. Walz’s presentation covers the similarities and differences related to the virology of BVD Virus infection in cattle and Zika Virus infection in humans. Due to these virology similarities, BVD Virus serves as a model for Zika Virus infection as it relates to transmission and pathogenesis.

Exclusive session for farmers

  • Presentation 1

    Topic: Dealing with the BVD Virus: a Farmer’s story

    Presented by: Mr. Paul Hackstein and Dr. Mark Holsteg

    BVD can strike at any time. In this unique presentation, we hear directly from Mr. Hackstein, a farmer located in Wachtendonk, Germany, about his experience with BVD. We also hear from his veterinarian, Dr. Holsteg on the BVD outbreak and lessons learned from the experience.


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