Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)

Advice on the requirements of Scotland’s BVD eradication scheme and details of the screening programme.

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BVD Advisory Group

The BVD advisory group oversees Scotland’s BVD eradication scheme. It monitors progress, considers the options for inclusion in the scheme and determines content of BVD legislation. The advisory group meet at least twice a year, usually in Edinburgh. 


Current representatives

Organisation/industry group

Nick Ambrose

Scottish Government

Pauline Anderson

Highland Council

George Caldow

SAC Veterinary Services

David Campion

Priory Veterinary Centre, Whithorn

Debbie Dow


Susan Duthie

Biobest Laboratories Ltd

Josie Forth


Jesus Gallego

Scottish Government

Vivienne MacKinnon

Animal & Plant Health Agency

Iain McCormick

Galedin Veterinary Practice, Coldstream

Andrew McCornick

National Farmers’ Union of Scotland

Penny Middleton

National Farmers’ Union of Scotland

Sarah Miller Quality Meat Scotland

Ian Murdoch

Scottish Government

Peter Nettleton

Moredun Research Institute

Jenny Purcell

Scottish Government

Stuart Purdie

East Ayrshire Council

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