The Respiratory Troubles of Cattle in Belgium

  • G. Wellemans
  • R. Strobbe
  • E. van Opdenbosch
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine book series (CTVM, volume 3)


Paired sera of cattle from 500 herds, in which severe respiratory troubles had been observed, were examined.

As a result of this survey, four types of respiratory disease were distinguished:
  1. 1.

    The autumn respiratory disorders in which the RSB (Bovine Respiratory Syncytial virus) was present in more than half of the cases.

  2. 2.

    The springtime and summertime respiratory diseases in which no virus, except possibly IBR virus (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis), seemed to play an important role.

  3. 3.

    The respiratory diseases due to transport (Shipping fever). In this complex, IBR is the principal agent and other viruses seemed to have no significant role.

  4. 4.

    The respiratory disorders of young beef cattle at 5 to 6 weeks of age. These troubles seemed to have a non-viral cause.

The two important cases (IBR and RSB) are succinctly described.


Respiratory Disease Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus Pulmonary Emphysema Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Respiratory Trouble 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bartha, A., Mathe, S. and Aldasy, P. 1970. Acta. physiol. hung. 20, p. 399.Google Scholar
  2. Bitsch, V. 1973. Acta. vet. scand. 14, p. 767.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Darbyshire, J.H., Dawson, P.S., Lawson, P.H., Ostler, D.C. and Pereira, H.G. 1965. J. comp. Path. 75, p. 327.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Gillespie, J.H., Baker, J.A. and McEntee, K. 1960. Cornell Vet. 50, p. 73.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Holzhauer, C. and van Nieuwstadt, A. 1976. Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 101, p. 1023.Google Scholar
  6. Rosen, L. and Abinanti, E.R. 1960. Am. J. Hyg. 71, p 250.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. Wellemans, G. 1969. Anni. Med. vet. 1, p. 47.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Wellemans
    • 1
  • R. Strobbe
    • 1
  • E. van Opdenbosch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut National de Recherches VétérinaireBruxellesBelgium

Personalised recommendations