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  • We’re backing BVD Free!

    Posted on by Kat Mozdzynski

    The BVD Free scheme was launched on 1st July and is a national campaign which  aims to eradicate BVD from the national herd by 2022.

    The scheme aims to eradicate BVD through the identification and removal of PI animals and is based upon a national database that will hold information on herd tests and individual animal tests. After two years of testing participating herds will be awarded a risk level indicating the likelihood that animals from these herds are BVD Free.

    So how does it work?

    BVD FREE ELIMINATION

    BVD is thought to cost the cattle industry 39.6 million pounds a year and in a herd where BVD is present £36 per suckler cow. Within the last few years in the practice we have witnessed first-hand the damage BVD does to herds. We now have the opportunity to remove this disease forever handing on a healthier, more productive national herd to future farmers. Sign up to the scheme, talk to us about testing and lets break free from BVD.

    If you would like some more information or would like to discuss the scheme with one of our team please do not hesitate to call us on 01327 350239

     

    Kat Mozdzynski
    ABOUT KAT MOZDZYNSKI RVN MBVNA
    Kat has been nursing for 12 years and joined the team at Towcester Vets back in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and specialises in clinical work and acupuncture.
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