BVD

New EU Animal Health Law to have implications NI BVD programme

New EU Animal Health Law to have implications NI BVD programme

The EU’s new Animal Health Law, which brings Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) into legislation for the first time, will have...

April 21, 2021

New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) needs to better communicate the changes in the updated Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) protocols – and...

March 4, 2021

Research shows evidence of carryover of BVD infection in NI

Research shows evidence of carryover of BVD infection in NI

Industry research in Northern Ireland has suggested the continued emergence of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) in 2021 is evidence of...

February 25, 2021

Beating BVD: ‘Clear info not being given’ to farmers with PIs

Beating BVD: ‘Clear info not being given’ to farmers with PIs

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is “failing to give clear information” to farmers who have persistently infected...

February 21, 2021

BVD inspections ‘step in the right direction’

BVD inspections ‘step in the right direction’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed new inspections to crack down on BVD animal retention as a “step in the...

January 25, 2021

New inspections to check isolation of BVD animals in NI

New inspections to check isolation of BVD animals in NI

New, unannounced inspections to check that bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) positive animals are being isolated are set to begin in...

January 21, 2021

BVD eradication: Key messages farmers should know for 2021

BVD eradication: Key messages farmers should know for 2021

Some key messages have been outlined for Irish farmers on the issue of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) for 2021 by...

January 19, 2021

Continuation of supports for eradicating BVD confirmed for 2021

Continuation of supports for eradicating BVD confirmed for 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today (Wednesday, December 23) outlined continued supports for the fight against...

December 23, 2020

Postal delays in delivery of BVD samples to labs highlighted

Postal delays in delivery of BVD samples to labs highlighted

The issue of delays in relation to the delivery of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) samples sent by farmers to labs...

December 10, 2020

Risk of losing Quality Assurance leads to ‘significant drop’ in BVD animals in NI

Risk of losing Quality Assurance leads to ‘significant drop’ in BVD animals in NI

The number of herds in Northern Ireland retaining BVD PI animals has “fallen dramatically” since toughened eradication measures were introduced...

November 30, 2020

Number of BVD PI cattle retained falls below 200 in NI for the first time

Number of BVD PI cattle retained falls below 200 in NI for the first time

The number of retained BVD-positive animals in Northern Ireland has fallen below 200 for the first time. Figures from July...

July 3, 2020

All imported livestock must be BVD tested – Farrell

All imported livestock must be BVD tested – Farrell

Ireland needs to close off all weaknesses in its BVD eradication programme as soon as possible so that the need...

June 11, 2020

BVD testing: ‘Farmers are asking when it will be over’

BVD testing: ‘Farmers are asking when it will be over’

The compulsory testing of approximately 3,000 bovine animals born before 2013 for bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) has been described by the...

June 10, 2020

Creed confirms compulsory BVD testing for animals born before 2013

Creed confirms compulsory BVD testing for animals born before 2013

Animals in the national herd born before January 2013 will be tested for bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD), according to a...

June 9, 2020

Department clarifies BVD testing extension to older animals

Department clarifies BVD testing extension to older animals

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has clarified its response in relation to compulsory testing for bovine viral...

June 4, 2020

Compulsory BVD testing extends to older animals

Compulsory BVD testing extends to older animals

Compulsory testing for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) has been extended to include older animals born before 2013 – when such testing...

May 29, 2020

‘Time has come for compulsory BVD testing to end’ – ICSA

‘Time has come for compulsory BVD testing to end’ – ICSA

The time is now right to bring compulsory bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) testing to an end, according to the Irish...

April 20, 2020

BVD testing continues – with ‘lowest levels’ of positives so far

BVD testing continues – with ‘lowest levels’ of positives so far

Testing for bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) continues uninterrupted in spite of the impact of Covid-19, and farmers are urged by...

April 14, 2020