|Step, D - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY|
|Fulton, Robert - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY|
|Krehbiel, Clinton - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY|
Submitted to: Southwest Veterinary
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 2, 2008
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
Citation: Step, D.L., Ridpath, J.F., Fulton, R.W., Krehbiel, C.R. 2008. Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus: Characteristics of the Virus. In: Proceedings of the Southwest Veterinary Symposium, October 2-5, 2008, Dallas, Texas. Available: http://www.swvs.org/presenters/documents/08SWVS_OnSiteGuide.pdf. Technical Abstract: This paper reviews the history of research on bovine viral diarrhea viruses (BVDV) from their discovery in the 1940's to the design of current BVDV eradication programs. The physiochemical characteristics of BVDV are discussed and well as classification of BVDV into biotypes and genotypes. The transmission of BVDV and clinical signs following infection are also described.