Confirmation of Tick-borne encephalitis virus in an European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). Schönbächler K, Hatt J, Silaghi C, Merz N, Fraefel C, Bachofen C.
Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2019 Jan;161(1):23-31. doi: 10.17236/sat00191.


Traces of history conserved over 600 years in the geographic distribution of genetic variants of an RNA virus: Bovine viral diarrhea virus in Switzerland.
Hanspeter Stalder, Claudia Bachofen, Matthias Schweizer, Reto Zanoni, Dominik Sauerländer, Ernst Peterhans. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 5;13(12):e0207604. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207604. eCollection 2018.


Complete Genome Sequence of a Swiss Hepatitis E Virus Isolate from the Liver of a Fattening Pig.

Wist V, Kubacki J, Lechmann J, Steck M, Fraefel C, Stephan R, Bachofen C


Complete Genome Sequences of Two Swiss Hepatitis E Virus Isolates from Human Stool and Raw Pork Sausage.

Kubacki J, Fraefel C, Jermini M, Giannini P, Martinetti G, Ripellino P, Bernasconi E, Sidler X, Stephan R, Bachofen C.

Genome Announc. 2017 Aug 31;5(35). pii: e00888-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00888-17. PMID:28860248


Analysis of bovine viral diarrhoea virus: Biobank and sequence database to support eradication in Scotland.

Russell GC, Grant DM, Lycett S, Bachofen C, Caldow GL, Burr PD, Davie K, Ambrose N, Gunn GJ, Zadoks RN.

Vet Rec. 2017 May 6;180(18):447. doi: 10.1136/vr.104072. Epub 2017 Apr 6. PMID:28386029


Assessment of the rabbit as a wildlife reservoir of bovine viral diarrhea virus: serological analysis and generation of trans-placentally infected offspring.

Grant DM, Dagleish MP, Bachofen C, Boag B, Deane D, Percival A, Zadoks RN, Russell GC.

Front Microbiol. 2015 Sep 23;6:1000. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01000. eCollection 2015.


A nationwide database linking information on the hosts with sequence data of their virus strains: A useful tool for the eradication of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) in Switzerland.

Stalder H, Hug C, Zanoni R, Vogt HR, Peterhans E, Schweizer M, Bachofen C.

Virus Res. 2016 Jun 15;218:49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2015.09.012. Epub 2015 Sep 25.


Complete Genome Sequence of a Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Subgenotype 1e Strain Isolated in Switzerland.

Stalder H, Schweizer M, Bachofen C.

Genome Announc. 2015 Jun 11;3(3). pii: e00636-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00636-15.


Specificity of pestivirus antibodies in wild ruminants from Switzerland.

Fernández-Sirera L, Casaubon J, Ryser-Degiorgis MP, Vogt HR, Marco I, Peterhans E, Bachofen C.

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2014 Jul;156(7):349-51. doi: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000606. No abstract available.


Experimental infection of rabbits with bovine viral diarrhoea virus by a natural route of exposure.

Bachofen C, Grant DM, Willoughby K, Zadoks RN, Dagleish MP, Russell GC.

Vet Res. 2014 Apr 2;45:34. doi: 10.1186/1297-9716-45-34.


[Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD): from biology to control].

Bachofen C, Stalder H, Vogt HR, Wegmüller M, Schweizer M, Zanoni R, Peterhans E.

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2013 Nov-Dec;126(11-12):452-61. German.


Sheep persistently infected with Border disease readily transmit virus to calves seronegative to BVD virus.

Braun U, Reichle SF, Reichert C, Hässig M, Stalder HP, Bachofen C, Peterhans E.

Vet Microbiol. 2014 Jan 10;168(1):98-104. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.11.004. Epub 2013 Nov 15.


Diagnostic gap in Bovine viral diarrhea virus serology during the periparturient period in cattle.

Bachofen C, Bollinger B, Peterhans E, Stalder H, Schweizer M.

J Vet Diagn Invest. 2013 Sep;25(5):655-61. doi: 10.1177/1040638713501172.


Persistent infections after natural transmission of bovine viral diarrhoea virus from cattle to goats and among goats.

Bachofen C, Vogt HR, Stalder H, Mathys T, Zanoni R, Hilbe M, Schweizer M, Peterhans E.

Vet Res. 2013 May 15;44:32. doi: 10.1186/1297-9716-44-32.


Investigation of border disease and bovine virus diarrhoea in sheep from 76 mixed cattle and sheep farms in eastern Switzerland.

Braun U, Bachofen C, Schenk B, Hässig M, Peterhans E.

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2013 May;155(5):293-8. doi: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000460.


Direct RT-PCR from serum enables fast and cost-effective phylogenetic analysis of bovine viral diarrhoea virus.

Bachofen C, Willoughby K, Zadoks R, Burr P, Mellor D, Russell GC.

J Virol Methods. 2013 Jun;190(1-2):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.03.015. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


Infection of cattle with Border disease virus by sheep on communal alpine pastures.

Braun U, Bachofen C, Büchi R, Hässig M, Peterhans E.

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2013 Feb;155(2):123-8. doi: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000428.


Apoptosis in Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV)-induced mucosal disease lesions: a histological, immunohistological, and virological investigation.

Hilbe M, Girao V, Bachofen C, Schweizer M, Zlinszky K, Ehrensperger F.

Vet Pathol. 2013 Jan;50(1):46-55. doi: 10.1177/0300985812447826. Epub 2012 Jun 14.


Cytopathic bovine viral diarrhea viruses (BVDV): emerging pestiviruses doomed to extinction.

Peterhans E, Bachofen C, Stalder H, Schweizer M.

Vet Res. 2010 Nov-Dec;41(6):44. doi: 10.1051/vetres/2010016. Epub 2010 Mar 4. Review.


Clinical appearance and pathology of cattle persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhoea virus of different genetic subgroups.

Bachofen C, Braun U, Hilbe M, Ehrensperger F, Stalder H, Peterhans E.

Vet Microbiol. 2010 Mar 24;141(3-4):258-67. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.09.022. Epub 2009 Sep 25.


Co-existence of genetically and antigenically diverse bovine viral diarrhoea viruses in an endemic situation.

Bachofen C, Stalder H, Braun U, Hilbe M, Ehrensperger F, Peterhans E.

Vet Microbiol. 2008 Sep 18;131(1-2):93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2008.02.023. Epub 2008 Mar 4.


Genetic heterogeneity of pestiviruses of ruminants in Switzerland.

Stalder HP, Meier P, Pfaffen G, Wageck-Canal C, Rüfenacht J, Schaller P, Bachofen C, Marti S, Vogt HR, Peterhans E.

Prev Vet Med. 2005 Nov 15;72(1-2):37-41; discussion 215-9. Epub 2005 Oct 6.