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BVD is one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. It is with this in mind that the a number of the devolved Governments have put in place eradication programmes. The CIS lab at Telford has been working for a number of years with health testing via tissue, milk and blood and is a designated lab for all current schemes – this includes the new BVDFree England which launched as a voluntary scheme today, July 1st 2016. Aiming to mirror other schemes already running, the focus is on providing a central resource where people can store their test results in a  searchable database thus allowing possible purchasers and interested parties to make informed decisions. Discussions are also on going as to how producers in Wales can work on a national eradication programme.

For more information on BVD tests please contact Kate Cross katecross@thecis.co.uk or speak to your area manager.