Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)
BVD is one of the most important diseases of cattle in terms of economic cost and welfare, causing abortion, infertility, failure to thrive and often death. Around 40% of herds in Scotland show signs of exposure.
More information about BVD.
The Scottish Government is supporting an ambitious industry-led scheme to eradicate BVD from Scotland. This has been developed in a partnership including representatives of the livestock industry, veterinary profession, science sector and government.
The Scottish BVD Eradication Scheme
Current Situation in Scotland
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) has been identified as an industry priority given its potentially significant financial cost to the dairy and beef sectors. A recent SAC study demonstrates that up to approximately 40% of dairy and beef herds in Scotland have been exposed to BVD, and that there are 2,000 to 4,000 Persistently Infected animals.
The Scottish Government is committed to eradicating BVD and has set up a BVD eradication programme .
Mandatory Annual Screening - Handy Links
Guidance for Farmers
Standard Laboratory Submission Forms (Vet)
Standard Laboratory Submission Forms (Farmer)
List of Approved Laboratories
Guidance for Vets
Online CPD Module for Vets (please note that this programme requires Adobe Flash Player to work properly. If you do not have Flash Player you can download it here)