Charges

It is free to register and join the scheme.

For animals sampled after 31st December 2016 there will be a charge for uploading test results to the database.

Testing Upload cost (Per sample)
Antigen (Ag, Virus) Tag and Test
Blood samples
BTM

25p*

Antibody (Ab) Blood samples
BTM

50p*

* The upload cost will be added to the cost of your laboratory tests for BVD. This fee covers the cost of the database, helpdesk and BVD status lookup service.

Examples

Youngstock (Ab) blood samples:
10 Ab blood tests = £5.00 annual upload fee
Tag and Test samples:
20 calves = £5.00 annual upload fee
Bulk Tank Milk (BTM) samples:
1 Ab + 1 Ag quarterly test = £0.50 x 4 x’s/year + £0.25 x 4 x’s/year = £3.00 annual upload fee

Historic results

Can historic BVD results be uploaded to the database?

  • Yes.
  • Results of samples taken before 1 January, 2017 can be uploaded to the database free of charge.
  • Contact your laboratory to get started.

Individual animal BVD virus results (Tag and Test and Antigen blood samples)

  • Samples tested for BVD virus sampled before 1 January, 2017 will be given a BVD status based on test results, searchable, on the database.

Herd BVD test results

  • Herds sample test results using a BVDFree approved method, will count towards herd BVD status if sampled after 1 July, 2016.