Testing

All samples must be sent to a lab designated by BVDFree.

View designated laboratories

Antigen / Virus

Antigen testing - resulting in individual animal results

Antibody

Antibody testing - resulting in herd status from min-2017

*A herd status will be assigned after two years of testing for BVD under the scheme.

(Ag) = Antigen/Virus
(Ab) = Antibody

Please speak to your vet to discuss specific testing options for your herd.

Bulk Tank Milk Samples

Bulk Tank Milk samples are a useful monitoring tool to see if there are PIs or active BVD infection in the milking herd.

Results can be uploaded to the database as an added assurance that your herd is BVD negative.

Currently Bulk Tank Milk test results do not count towards a BVDFree herd status, although status would be suspended if an antigen test were positive.