IMPORTANT INFORMATION – BVD TESTING
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.
For more information, please visit www.animalhealthireland.ie.
Please read the procedure for submitting bloods to Oldcastle Laboratories Ltd for Vets below
Vets Procedure for Submitting Bloods for TASAH Scheme
Call us on 049-8541160 to request a copy of your submission form by email.
Email this submission form to email@example.com 24 hours before sample receipt to the lab.
No biological test is 100% accurate. If an inaccurate result is suspected, the animal should be isolated and re-tested.
All designated laboratories are independently accredited for BVD testing and the test methods used (ELISA or RT-PCR) will, in the great majority of cases,
accurately detect the presence or absence of virus in tissue and blood samples when submitted and tested correctly. However, results relate only to the sample
as received by the laboratory and, whilst laboratories warrant that their tests will meet their applicable declared specifications, the laboratories make no other
warranty, expressed or implied and accept no responsibility or liability in respect of false results which are within the limits of the declared specifications of the
tests offered. No representation or warranty is given by AHI, ICBF, the Technical Working Group, the Implementation Group or any member, employee or other
person connected with any of the foregoing bodies as to the accuracy of any BVD test methods or test results. Neither AHI, ICBF, the Technical Working Group,
the Implementation Group nor any member, employee or other person connected with any of the foregoing bodies shall have any liability or responsibility in
respect of any laboratory or the accuracy of any test methods, test results or reports produced by any laboratory.