Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a disease of cattle caused by Bovine herpesvirus 1(BoHV1) IBR is associated with immunosuppression, respiratory disease and infertility. Animals remain lifelong latent carriers of the disease once infected. For more information on IBR visit www.animalhealthireland.ie
IBRgB Ab detection – This test can be used in unvaccinated herds on serum or milk to detect antibodies to BoHV1.
IBRgE AB detection – This test can be used on serum in animals vaccinated with marker IBR vaccines to look for the prescence of latently infected animals in the group.