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Table 1 Results of experimental exposure of pregnant, seronegative goats to BVDV

From: Persistent infections after natural transmission of bovine viral diarrhoea virus from cattle to goats and among goats

  Exposure Viremia Fever Seroconversion Possible sign of abortion BVD status of kids/ foetuses Remarks
Goat to: Duration (d) d.o.g. d.a.f.e. d.o.g. d.a.f.e. d.o.g. d.a.f.e. d.o.g. d.a.f.e. d.o.g.
A1 PI heifer 7 38–45 - - - - 21 59 28 66 n.a. Aborted foetus not detected
A2 PI heifer 7 38–45 - - 11, 12 49, 50 21 59 111 149 n.a. Aborted foetus not detected
A3 PI heifer 7 38–45 11 49 - - 28 66 108 146 + (1) Aborted foetus (A3_1) BVDV positive
A4 PI heifer 7 38–45 7, 9 45, 47 8 46 21 59 104 142 n.a. Aborted foetus not detected
A5 PI heifer 7 59–66 - - - - 21 80 - - n.a. Aborted foetus not detected
B1 PI goat 21 42–63 - - n.d. n.d. 28 70 (105)* (147)* + (3) Three dead BVDV positive kids (B1_1, 2, 3)
B2 PI goat 21 17–38 - - n.d. n.d. 42 59 - - + (2) Two living BVDV PI kids (B2_1, 2)
B3 PI goat 21 38–59 - - n.d. n.d. - - - - - One healthy, BVDV negative kid
  1. d.o.g. = days of gestation; d.a.f.e. = days after first exposure; n.d. = not done; n.a. = not applicable; *goat died shortly before parturition.