BVD Herd Investigations in 2021
All herds that have one or more positive or inconclusive results for BVD virus 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.
Funded, whole herd sampling to detect any unidentified PI animals must be conducted as part of the investigation.
The option to retest animals with initial inconclusive or virus positive results is no longer permitted.
Funded vaccination of female animals over 12 months of age also must be carried out.
Investigations must be completed as soon as possible. Only when the virus-positive animals are removed and the investigation, blood sampling and vaccination are completed, herd restrictions will be lifted.
To request a Herd Investigation click here