Bovine Papilloma Virus. We visited the farm last weekend and helped Grandma and Grandpa check on their cows. The herd has a Bovine Papilloma Virus. Once you have this virus on your property, it is nearly impossible to completely get rid of it.
The calves often get it. Once their immune system recognizes it, the warts disappear and that cow typically does not have a problem with it again. We tried to remove a few of the warts on the calves to help their immune systems recognize the virus. Hopefully that will clear them up! We were a little concerned since the warts are on their eyes this year. We don't want them to do any permanent damage.
While we had the cows corralled, we took the time to examine them a bit. We have some beautiful calves. It is fun to see how the genetics play out. We have been very pleased with a one of the bulls we have used. He throws a very muscular, beefy looking calf. We also loosened the calves halters.
It is also time to wean the calves. Our first cows are due in March and we want to give them a good dry period.
Have you ever seen the papilloma virus?
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