Jonathan M.E. Statham email@example.com
Reduction in daily milk yield associated with sub-clinical bovine herpes virus 1 infection
Statham, Jonathan M.E.; Randall, Laura V.; Archer, Simon C.
Laura V. Randall firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon C. Archer email@example.com
The aim of this observational cohort study was to investigate the potential economic effect of sub-clinical Bovine Herpes Virus 1 (BoHV-1) infection in a commercial UK dairy herd in terms of milk yield depression. Infection status of cows (infected or not infected) was assigned from serology on a single occasion. A multi-level linear model was used to evaluate the effect of infection status on milk production, using milk records that were routinely collected over two years. BoHV-1 seropositive cows produced 2.6 kg/day less milk over the study period compared with cows that were seronegative. This result highlights the importance of appropriate management of risks associated with BoHV-1 as part of proactive herd health and production management.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Sep 29, 2015|
|Publisher||BMJ Publishing Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Statham, J. M., Randall, L. V., & Archer, S. C. (2015). Reduction in daily milk yield associated with sub-clinical bovine herpes virus 1 infection. Veterinary Record, 177(13), doi:10.1136/vr.103105|
|Keywords||Bovine Herpes Virus 1; Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis; Bio-security; Milk yield|
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