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Occurrence of BVDV Infection and the Presence of Potential Risk Factors in Dairy Cattle Herds in Poland

Animals 2020, 10(2), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10020230
Reviewer 1: Anonymous
Reviewer 2: Anonymous
Animals 2020, 10(2), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10020230
Received: 8 January 2020 / Revised: 24 January 2020 / Accepted: 27 January 2020 / Published: 31 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Infectious Diseases in Domestic and Wild Ruminants)

Round 1

Reviewer 1 Report

The manuscript entitles "Occurrence ...in Poland" is a study that describes the occurrence of BVDV and potential risk factors. The study is very important for the region, but principally for Poland.

However, in the text there are little or no information about the BVDV situation in the countries in which makes border with the region evaluated. That information might give a different prospect in their findings. Also, the discussion is not clear, there are more information about previous studies than the present study, making difficult for the reader understand.

Also, an explanation for the reason of only now published these results, almost four years, should be given.

Comments for author File: Comments.pdf

Author Response

Dear Reviewer 1

First of all, thank you very much for your revision, suggestions, comments and questions. It has been helpful for us and we hope, that we have prepared this manuscript properly this time.

Our commentary is attached as pdf.

Please see the attachment.

Sincerely yours

Krzysztof Rypula and co-authors

Author Response File: Author Response.pdf

Reviewer 2 Report

In this paper, Authors estimated the risk factors of BVDV spread in Poland. The results and discussion was interesting for the readers. 

Some technical terms should be unified. BVD-positive and BVDV-positive, BVD-infection and BVDV-infection, BVD virus and BVDV, etc. I can not understand the differences. In the text and in the Table, readers can identify these two descriptions, so it's confused.

Author Response

Dear Reviewer 2

Thank you very much for your suggestion. You are absolutely right, we made a mistake using inproperly terms and acronims such as BVD-positive, BVDV-positive, BVDV, BVD etc.

We hope that we have corrected our manuscript appropriately.

Sincerely yours

Krzysztof Rypula and co-authors

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