The key to elimination of BVD is through the identification and removal of persistently infected (PI) animals.
A detailed on-farm review carried out by the veterinary surgeon in partnership with the farmer should be completed to identify aspects of management that could predispose to the introduction and spread of infection within the farm and provide recommendations for the reduction of these risks.
BVDFree has designated the following laboratories to test samples taken as part of the BVDFree England Scheme. If you wish to have the results of testing for BVD virus (or antibodies) transferred to the BVDFree database for use in the programme, then it is essential that you the select a laboratory from this table that is designated to perform the appropriate test on your chosen sample type(s) and include a signed instruction to transfer test results to the BVDFree database.
Please note that the BVDFree Scheme is not in a position to advise farmers on their specific BVD control plans. These should be discussed with a vet.