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This really pointed me in the right direction as the word koppel is used later in the text to indicate a group of calves as opposed to another group of calves. I have now translated this as "The disease generally occurs in groups and begins with coughing." 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
shineda Netherlands Local time: 00:52 Works in field Native speaker of: Dutch PRO pts in category: 4
This really pointed me in the right direction as the word koppel is used later in the text to indicate a group of calves as opposed to another group of calves. I have now translated this as "The disease generally occurs in groups and begins with coughing."
Explanation: A guess, but reading English texts on the web about BRSV, the general descriptions about the onset of the disease tend to talk about the two phases of the disease.
-> "The typical symptoms in a first phase are coughing with nasal fluids, conjunctivitis and lachrymal secretions. Rectum temperature is 40°C.
In a second phase, after 2 to 3 days when everything seems to stabilize, it starts a new process of symptoms associated with a pulmonary emphysema, with respiratory difficulties and dry coughing. Rectum temperature turns normal. Respiratory rhythm increases to more than 100." http://www.hlsvbp.com/products/cypress/veterinary/bovine/brs...
-> "An initial exposure to the virus usually produces: 1) a mild subclinical infection which occurs approximately five days after stress and exposure. Within 2-10 days after recovery from the primary infection some animals will exhibit 2) a severe clinical form of the disease, which can last 12-14 days and result in a high percentage of deaths." http://www.compasnac.com/cvp/11/1114/1114058.htm
Chris Hopley Netherlands Local time: 00:52 Native speaker of: English