BVDFree England - The Scheme

Use ADAM to set up a control programme

  1. Assess the level of biosecurity and disease risk on farm
  2. Define the BVD status of a herd
  3. Action plan for control of BVD on the farm implemented
  4. Monitor progress

Step by step guide to BVDFree England


The key to elimination of BVD is through the identification and removal of persistently infected (PI) animals.

Flow Chart for BVD Eradication

How to Establish BVD Status

Dairy Herds

How to establish BVD status in dairy herds

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Beef Herds

How to establish BVD status in beef herds

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Keep it Out

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.

Designated Laboratories

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.

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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.