As part of the Rural Development Plan 2014-2020, DAFM, in conjunction with the EU, are funding a Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH) for farmers, delivered by trained veterinary practitioners. Following a public procurement process, the contract for the delivery of the Service has been awarded to AHI by DAFM. It will initially run for three years and will focus on the following diseases of cattle:
- Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)
- Johne’s Disease (JD)
- Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)
- Somatic Cell Counts (SCC)
In addition, provision is also made for advice on animal and public health issues in the pig and poultry sectors, particularly salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis.
BVD Herd Investigations in 2017
All herds that have one or more positive or inconclusive results for BVD virus in 2017 are required to undergo a BVD herd investigation, funded under the Rural Development Plan 2014-2020.
Herd owners will be contacted by the BVD Helpdesk to nominate the trained veterinary practitioner they wish to conduct their investigation.
Investigations must be completed within 3 months of the date of the initial positive result.
To request a Herd Investigation click here