BVD eradication scheme phase 5 - December 2019: guidance

Guidance for farm animal vets and cattle keepers on phase 5 of Scotland's BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) eradication scheme which comes into force on 1 December 2019. This mandatory scheme increases restrictions on cattle herds that have evidence of disease, with the goal of protecting BVD negative herds.

Welcome to Phase 5 of Scotland's BVD Eradication Scheme

Scotland's cattle keepers have made tremendous progress since the BVD eradication scheme started as a voluntary programme in 2010. The majority of breeding herds are now BVD Negative. We need to protect the Negative herds by finding every PI (Persistently Infected) animal in Scotland and prevent them from infecting other cattle.

From the 1st December 2019, additional measures apply to BVD Positive herds (those with PIs) and BVD Not Negative breeding herds, in order to protect the BVD Negative herds.

This guide explains:

What you must do to comply with the BVD Legislation BVD Order 2019



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