Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus
(NY & NH) Bovine Virus Diarrhea virus infection was confirmed in individual animals in two dairy herds. The NY heifer was 4 months old, died with severe pneumonia and tested positive by BVD PCR on lung tissue. The NH heifer exhibited diarrhea, weight loss and crusts on her nose and tested positive by both BVD PCR and BVD Antigen Capture ELISA (ACE) on blood specimens. She is, therefore, expected to be persistently infected since birth, which is especially unfortunate as she has been exhibited on the show cattle circuit.