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BVD Eradication Programme
Information on the compulsory phase of the Northern Ireland BVD virus eradication programme in 2016 more >
BVD Eradication Programme
Information on the compulsory phase of the Northern Ireland BVD virus eradication programme in 2016 more >
BVD Eradication Programme
Information on the compulsory phase of the Northern Ireland BVD virus eradication programme in 2016 more >

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How to deal with a PI Animal:   The AHWNI database will have issued a letter to you identifying the positive calf and the registered dam and advising on the next steps. You are advised to  isolate them immediately and to cull PIs as soon as possible. Under the BVD legislation, PI animals must not move off the holding on which they were born except for disposal as an animal by-product, movement to a slaughter house or under a licence issued by DAERA. 

There is the option to re-test the calf to confirm it is PI. This can be done on a blood sample collected by your vet at least 3 weeks after the first sample.  The dam of the calf is also under suspicion and, unless the calf is re-tested with a negative result, you will be required to test the dam also. Click here to find out more on how to deal with a PI animal.

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: The BVD PI Removal Incentivisation Scheme closed on 30th Sept 2017.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) was formally launched in 2012. It is an industry-led, not-for-profit partnership between livestock producers, processors, animal health advisers and government. It is overseen by a board of directors. Its remit covers diseases and conditions of cattle which are endemic in Northern Ireland, but which are not currently subject to regulation or coordinated programmes of control. AHWNI seeks to benefit livestock producers and processors by providing the knowledge, education and coordination required to establish effective control programmes for non-notifiable diseases of livestock. The first of these programmes will address bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV). A programme on Johne’s disease is also under development.

 

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