Publication - Advice and guidance

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)

Published: 1 Dec 2019

Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease and details of the screening programme.

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)

ScotEID, the BVD database

The BVD database is a critical component the BVD eradication scheme, and has been developed as part of the ScotEID database project. Approved laboratories upload all BVD results from cattle that are tested for BVD in Scotland.

Information from the database allows us to build a national picture of BVD prevalence and provides the industry with the data required to help drive market forces and allow keepers to buy with confidence.

The database provides farmers with a facility to view the results for their own herd and for individual animals that have been tested. Approved veterinary practitioners can change a herd status if they have sufficient evidence that there is no BVD in the herd. This usually involves additional BVD testing, including testing of calves that are born in the 12 months following removal of a PI or suspect PI.

The database can be accessed through the ScotEID website.