Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BHV1) infection in non-vaccinated cattle herds in Andalusia
Bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV1) is a virus belonging to the family Herpesviridae that causes several diseases worldwide in cattle
especially infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR). Clinical outbreaks and seroprevalence surveys have confirmed a worldwide distribution of BHV1 infection. Some countries such as Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Austria have a free status due to eradication programmes against this infection.
On the other hand, herd prevalence is higher than 50% in other European countries. In Spain, a few IBR control programmes have started and a matter of time before the beginning of an official national programme.
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