BVD Vaccinations at sales

Charolais members should be aware that ALL Charolais cattle forward at BCCS auspices sales from 1st January 2011 are to be double vaccinated against BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhaea)

For herds which are in a CHeCS approved health scheme and are BVD accredited they do not have to be BVD check tested, but must be fully BVD vaccinated.

For the herds which are not BVD accredited, then potential sale cattle should be BVD antigen tested negative, and given the first BVD vaccination on the same day as the blood test is taken.  If the BVD antigen test is negative, the animals should then be given the second vaccination 3-4 weeks later.

IMPORTANT – Do not vaccinate cattle just prior to the sales as immunity to BVD will not have built up sufficiently.

CATTLE NOT FULLY VACCINATED FOR BVD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY TO THE AUCTION CENTRE

For those Charolais members requiring information on joining a CHeCs approved Cattle Health Scheme, the details for the available schemes are as follows:

Cattle Health Schemes licensed by CHeCS      www.checs.co.uk

AFBI Cattle Health Scheme
Agri-Food Biosciences Division
Veterinary Sciences Division
Stoney Road, Stormont
Belfast, BT4 3SD
Tel: + 44 (0) 2890 525749
Fax: + 44 (0) 2890 525787
Email: info@afbini.gov.uk
www.afbini.gov.uk
HI Health Herdcare
Biobest Laboratories Limited
6 Charles Darwin House
The Edinburgh Technopole
Milton Bridge
Nr Penicuik, EH26 0PY
Tel. +44 (0)131 440 2628
Fax. +44 (0)131 440 9587
E-mail: herdcare@biobest.co.ukwww.hihealthherdcare.co.uk

Premium Cattle Health Scheme
SAC Veterinary Services
Greycrook, St Boswells
Roxburghshire TD6 0EU 
Tel: + 44 (0) 1835 822456 
Fax: + 44 (0) 1835 823643
E-mail: pchs1@btconnect.com
www.cattlehealth.co.uk

VLA Herdsure Cattle Health Improvement Service
Tel: +44 (0)1789 750972
E-mail: www.vla.gov.uk
E-mail: herdsure.LSluddington@vla.defra.gsi