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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

CC VIRUS SPREAD BY FOOD?


If it can be spread by a dollar bill and a credit card it can be spread by food. Especially if the animal you ate had the virus.

Why aren’t all slaughterhouses aka meat processing plants testing the flesh and blood of every animal slaughtered?

Since when is WebMD an expert on all matters food related? Doctors know nothing about food or nutrition.

WebMD now makes erroneous claims that CC Virus cannot be spread by food. Wuhan Markets in China dispel that lie. Even in Cleveland, poop is being tested for the virus at the sewer plant, since sewer water is purified into Cleveland’s drinking water.

If the virus is in the poop it was in the stomach and in the mouth. That means it was in the food that you ate.

The one thing most people have in common is they all eat animal products. Even vegans are not immune since food processing plants and restaurants process and serve food that is both animal based and animal-free.

To keep the slaughterhouses operating false information is being released to the public so the populace will keep eating diseased animals. Nursing homes, schools, prisons and anyone who depends on government issued foods are all at risk of eating the diseased flesh and blood of animals.

Nutrients enter the blood stream from the food we eat. So can viruses do the same. It is irresponsible and reckless telling people their food is safe when there is no evidence that it is.

That’s my view and I’m sticking with it. My restaurant days are over until they stop pushing dead diseased carcasses onto patrons like drug dealers push drugs onto addicts, and transform all restaurants into animal-free establishments. That’s the only way they can safely claim to be clean.





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BEEF MAGAZINE

Is BVDV hiding in your herd?

BEEF MAGAZINE

TA-FC ClipBoard: BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHEA VIRUS. 

Read on. Are you eating diseased cattle? How would you know?

“BVDV has been around pastures and feedlots a long time, and it continues to challenge herd management. Not only does it spread easily and show very few clinical signs, this complex virus continues to evolve, presenting new strains with shifting viral subtypes.”

Has the animal you’re eating been vaccinated and if so, then how harmful to humans? Do you think the ones who know would tell the truth?

I thought animals couldn’t spread viruses, didn’t you? If it was so harmless, then why the need to vaccinate against it? Ninety percent go undetected.

If it can be found in the bloodstream of cattle, then why not in the bloodstream of those who eat the blood?


Is BVDV hiding in your herd?

Learn more about this sneaky virus to improve your herd’s disease prevention protocols

Industry Voice by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health | May 01, 2020

Up to 90% of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections are subclinical and go unnoticed. However, the most common indication of disease prevalence is poor reproductive performance, including decreased conception rates, abortions, stillbirths and weak calves. And that’s definitely something that producers pay attention to.

“BVDV not only contributes to reproductive failure, the virus causes suppression of the animal’s immune system, making it more susceptible to other diseases,” said Richard Linhart, DVM, DACT, Boehringer Ingelheim. “Between the costs associated with poor reproductive performance and the increased likelihood of cattle developing other diseases, BVDV can leave a devastating impact on all herds.”

BVDV basics

BVDV spreads easily through most livestock environments, including feed and water. It invades the animal’s respiratory and reproductive systems, spreading between heifers, cows, calves, steers and bulls. Cattle can become infected with BVDV in one of two ways:

  • Transient infections are acquired from other animals after birth. Infected cattle can shed the virus in saliva, nasal and eye discharge, urine, feces, milk and semen. These infections typically last a few weeks and are a minor source of viral shedding.
  • Persistent infections are acquired from the dam while in utero. The virus is spread through the bloodstream to the fetus. Calves that survive may have birth defects or become persistently infected (PI).

“PI calves can look sickly, or like poor-doers, but they can also look very normal, just like any other calf in the pen,” explained Dr. Linhart. “However, PI calves are born shedding tremendous amounts of the virus, and will continue to shed the virus for their entire life.”

BVDV has been around pastures and feedlots a long time, and it continues to challenge herd management. Not only does it spread easily and show very few clinical signs, this complex virus continues to evolve, presenting new strains with shifting viral subtypes.

Gain the upper hand with a sound prevention plan

There is no treatment for BVDV infections, so establishing an effective disease prevention plan is crucial. Successful prevention programs typically include each of the following management strategies:

  1. Identifying and eliminating PI calves. “It’s really important to cull PI calves, because they’re the source of ongoing infection to other animals in the herd,” Dr. Linhart stressed. In fact, between 70% and 100% of non-vaccinated or immunocompromised cattle become infected when exposed to a PI calf.1,2 Testing calves prior to 60 days of age will help identify animals that should be culled or isolated from the herd.
  2. Establishing a biosecurity program. By upholding strict biosecurity standards, producers can help prevent a BVDV wreck. Maintaining a closed herd, buying cattle from only BVDV-free herds, quarantining newly purchased cattle and sanitizing potentially contaminated objects such as stock trailers or chutes are all ways to help ensure your cattle are not exposed to the virus.
  3. Enhancing herd immunity with effective vaccinations. Vaccinating is one of the best ways to ensure cattle are protected against BVDV. “We know there are several strains of BVDV that affect cattle, and most vaccines on the market provide good protection against Type 1a and Type 2,” asserted Dr. Linhart. “However, not all vaccines are able to provide adequate protection against Type 1b, the most predominant subtype in cattle.”3

BVDV Type 1b presents a significant threat to herd health, as it accounts for nearly 69% of all BVDV-positive cattle.3 Dr. Linhart advises producers to select a vaccine specifically labeled to protect against the most common BVDV subtypes, including Type 1b.

Visit BVDVTracker.com for more information

To help producers, veterinarians and industry professionals address the challenges of this complex disease, Boehringer Ingelheim created BVDVTracker.com. Website visitors can view a complete resource library, submit an anonymous sample for testing and explore a nationwide heat map that makes it easy to identify the disease subtype(s) most prevalent in your area.

Source: Is BVDV hiding in your herd?