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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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