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IBR eradication

Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a respiratory disease of cattle caused by bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1).

Consequences of BoHV-1 infection

BoHV-1 positive herds experience significant economic losses due to poor production and export restrictions.

IBR eradication in Europe

Several countries have already obtained an IBR free status, others are currently running IBR eradication programs.

IBR marker vaccines

IBR marker vaccines allow for the differentiation of animals vaccinated and those infected with a field virus strain.

The development of marker vaccines facilitated the establishment of control programs aiming at eradication of the disease.

Key elements of IBR eradication

MSD Animal Health

MSD Animal Health, a part of Merck, specializes in the development, manufacture and sale of animal health products.

MSD Animal Health prides itself in supplying superior quality products but also strives to support these products with the necessary technical expertise. By publishing specialized information sites, MSD Animal Health is making this expertise freely available to veterinarians and other stakeholders in animal health.

Marker vaccines facilitate control programs aiming at eradication of IBR.

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