Herds retaining BVD positives 22/03/2021

Half of current BVD herds are retaining BVD Positives

Latest figures from the BVD Programme show that of the 125 herds that contained BVD Positive cattle at the start of March 2021, 64 of these herds had retained BVD Positive cattle for over 5 weeks.  Retention of BVD Positive cattle has been an ongoing issue for the BVD Programme and there have been regular calls from stakeholders over the past four years for tighter measures to be introduced to discourage this practice.  While there has been a substantial reduction in BVD incidence, the retention of BVD positives remains the largest impediment to eradicating this infection.


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