With the BVD Monitoring pack from LIC you can rest easy, knowing that your herd’s BVD status is being monitored throughout the year.
The monitoring pack provides a total of 5 tests*, carried out throughout the year using bulk milk samples from your supply, giving you a year-round picture of your herd’s BVD status.
This means that if a problem is detected you will have the time you need to protect your herd, your production, your income and your future.
What are the costs of BVD?
BVD is a costly disease, causing heavy losses of herd replacements and high levels of animal treatments.
A major disease outbreak can wipe out half an annual crop of herd replacements. BVD causes the following reproduction problems:
• Lower conception rates
BVD suppresses immunity, causing time-consuming animal health problems to manage, such as pneumonia and recurrent mastitis.
Studies have shown costs for the average herd to be approximately $7,000† and that a major infection outbreak can cost approx $90,000†.
What do I have to do?
You just choose when you would like to start. We arrange for samples from your dairy company and carry out the tests. You will receive a graphic report of the result trend, providing a better understanding of the BVD status of your herd.
Get started today!
Call 0800 436 362 or contact your LIC Customer Relationship Manager to find out more about the BVD Monitoring Pack. This pack will also be available through participating veterinarians.
* The pack includes 3 Antibody ELISA and 2 PCR tests † Sourced from research by A. Weir, C. Heuer, M. Reichel and H. Voges
What is the cost of the BVD Monitoring pack?
$350 per annum.