Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 43, Issue 2
This article contains news pertaining tot he students and faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) was first recognized in 1946 in the United States and described as an "X" disease of cattle in the same year in Canada. It was reported in Sweden in 1948. In 1953, it was reported by Ramsey and Chivers as a mucosal disease.
A 12-year old female cat was presented with a history of posterior paresis of 3 days duration and an irregular heart rate. Examine the DV and lateral thoracic survey radiographs (Figures 1 and 2) and the angiocardiogram (Figure 3) and make your radiographic diagnosis.
The purpose of this paper is to review a subject that is of interest to the student of immunology as well as being of interest and practical importance to the practicing veterinarian and to the owner and manager of any type of cow-calf operation. The subject is that of passive immunity transferred from the dam to the calf via colostrum and the problem of an acquired immunodeficiency in the neonatal calf due to an inadequate intake of colostrum or due to ingestion of colostrum after intestinal permeability to intact immunoglobulin has ceased.
The writing of this article is the result of a talk presented by the author to SIRE (Students Interested in Research and Education). It became quite clear that many students of the profession were unaware of just what was required in order to have a research program in an educational institution. It is intended that this article will offer some insight into the task of faculty committed to teaching and research in a College of Veterinary Medicine.