Every animal entered to attend the All Breed All Britain Calf Show needs to either reside in a herd accredited free of BVD by a CHECS approved cattle health scheme or, at any time in its life, have been tested individually on a blood, milk or tissue sample for evidence of the BVD virus, with a negative result. Cattle Exhibitors will be required to show proof of either the accredited BVD free status of the animal’s herd of origin into which it was born or the individual animal’s BVD negative test result prior to the event.
If the animal isn’t tested for BVD and the herd isn’t part of a BVD accredited scheme, regardless of whether the animal has been vaccinated for BVD then an antigen (BVDag) test can be carried out, this can be done using a tissue or blood sample.
BVD Test Charges at CIS
BVDag Tissue - £3.95 Ex VAT
BVDag Blood - £4.30 Ex VAT
To arrange BVD Testing through the Cattle Information Service (CIS), please contact your local CIS Field Manager on 01923 695319.
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