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Avian influenza in cattle with a new name; Americans propose bovine influenza A virus (BIAV)

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Published Apr 16, 2024

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The American Association of Cattle Practitioners has introduced a new term specifically for the H5N1 avian influenza virus's impact on cattle, aiming to better differentiate symptoms and manage the disease with strategies tailored to cattle's unique needs. This move comes in response to the virus affecting cattle in the US, with the first confirmed case in a dairy herd on March 25. Following this, several states have imposed restrictions on dairy cattle imports to prevent further spread. Although the USDA APHIS has not issued federal quarantine orders, it advises against unnecessary cattle movement to control the outbreak. This initiative underscores the importance of specialized approaches to disease management in livestock.
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According to farms.com, the change in terminology was dictated by the need to differentiate symptoms and to emphasize the lower virulence of the virus in cattle. Although the H5N1 avian influenza virus causes disease in both birds and cattle, its effects are less severe in the latter. When introducing this term, the American Association of Cattle Practitioners recommends that it be used instead of less precise terms such as "HPAI in cattle" or "avian influenza in cattle". The American Cattle Practitioners Association initiative aims to change perceptions and approaches to disease management. The creation of a new term highlights efforts to develop a methodology for fighting the disease tailored to the specific needs of this population. The virus in question has been attacking cattle in the US for several weeks. The first confirmed case in a dairy herd was recorded on March 25. Following this, many states have introduced restrictions on the import of dairy cattle including. ...
Source: Farmer.pl
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