BVD Herd Investigations (TASAH)
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.