A new name has been invented for a recent livestock disease in the US

Cow Milk
Published Apr 15, 2024

Tridge summary

In the United States, the American Association of Cattle Practitioners (AABP) has identified a new disease in livestock, specifically named bovine influenza A virus (BIAV), distinguishing it from traditional avian influenza due to its unique characteristics, including lower morbidity and mortality rates in cattle. The USDA's APHIS has confirmed BIAV cases in dairy herds across multiple states, with efforts underway to understand the disease's origins and transmission. Despite the low incidence rate and no reported deaths, with cattle showing quick recovery, the potential for interspecies transmission is under investigation. The AABP and APHIS are calling for increased vigilance, reporting of new cases, and the adoption of enhanced biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of BIAV.
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In the US, new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza that were identified in livestock last week will be referred to as bovine influenza A virus, or BIAV. According to Agribusiness magazine, the name for this previously atypical disease was coined by the American Association of Cattle Practitioners (AABP). The association's executive director, Fred Gingrich, and its president, Michael Capel, prepared a corresponding letter, which the publication refers to. The organization explained this decision by some differences between this disease and bird flu. For example, it does not have such a high incidence of morbidity and mortality among the flock as in the poultry population. The association said it would use this designation for the disease in communications and its resources and encouraged other organizations, government animal health officials, diagnostic laboratories and responsible state and federal agencies to do the same. It noted that in doing so, the public should ...
Source: Rosng
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