This year’s BVDzero Press Conference and Award ceremony took place in Barcelona, Spain on 23 October 2018. The award winners have been selected by the BVDzero Committee, consisting of renowned external experts in the field of bovine health. The winning 10 cases included submissions from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Brazil and Turkey.
- Anna Bruguera Sala, UK
- Danilo Ghilardi, Italy
- Colin Buchan, UK
- Paul Wood, UK
- Marleen Doornbos-Hartman, The Netherlands
- Serdar Dursun Ak, Turkey
- Raquel Teixeira, Spain
- Viviani Gomes, Brazil
- Tracy Anderton, UK
- Alex Garcia Ramirez, Spain
The authors of the top 2 winning cases, Anna Bruguera Sala and Danilo Ghilardi presented their submissions during the press conference. They accepted their prizes from Volker Moennig, Head of the BVDzero Committee. The guests also had the opportunity to hear two more speakers:
- Mike Kerby BVSc DBR MRCVS, Delaware Veterinary Group, who gave a speech titled A UK Practitioner’s Experience with BVD Control
- Lucy Metcalfe, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Global Technical Manager for Ruminants, provided a global update on BVD prevalence and control.
The BVDZero Award is a recognition of cases for their exemplary detection and prevention of the disease, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Through the “BVDzero Case Awards”, it is aimed to keep encouraging the search for both clinical and subclinical cases of BVD in cattle herds. The BVDzero team believes that such events will help increase BVD awareness and, as a result, help reduce its prevalence.