Cool Thoughts


Bovine Herpes Virus-1 can be transmitted between domestic ruminants and wild ruminants, such as deer, moose and reindeer. The layman’s term for IBR is “Red Nose”. Therefore as we were researching this disease, we formed a hypothesis that perhaps the condition that has ‘Gone down in History’ about Rudolph and his red nose, could in fact have been a severe case of IBR. The acute case would have resulted in hyperemia of his nasal mucosa, leading to a very red nose. If this was the case, Rudolph deserves even more esteem for leading Santa all over the world (spreading IBR no doubt!) while feeling so lousy!

Thanks alot Rudolph for spreading IBR!