Disease Programmes


The compulsory phase of a Northern Ireland BVD eradication programme began on 1st March 2016. The programme is based on testing ear punch samples collected using tissue sample-enabled official identity or management tags for BVD virus.

Participating farmers now have access to the data recorded for their herd.  The database can be accessed through the “Log In to AHWNI” box above. Log in details are the same as those for your government gateway account used to access APHIS Online via DARD Online Services. 

Johne’s disease

Johne’s disease is a slowly developing condition causing weight loss, reduced production, scour and death. In conjunction with Animal Health Ireland, AHWNI intends to develop a voluntary JD control programme that seeks to help herds without evidence of infection to maintain that status and herds where infection is present to deal with it effectively. AHWNI is in the process of employing a manager to develop and deliver this programme.


Associated Programmes BVD Programme Johne's Disease Programme

Developed and led by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Agricultural and Rural Development AgriSearch Animal Health and Welfare NI The Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practicing in Northern Ireland College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise Dairy Breed Societies Livestock and Meat Commission National Beef Association Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association NI Livestock Auctioneers Association NIVA Ulster Farmers Union


Animal Health and Welfare NI, Box 10 1st Floor, Dungannon Business Cube, 5 Coalisland, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT71 6JT

Telephone:028 79639333 or 028 8778 9126

Email: info@animalhealthni.com