Compulsory testing is critical to managing bovine viral diarrhea

Approaches to tackling bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) might differ across the devolved nations, but without compulsory testing across the UK, the dairy sector risks going backwards in its efforts to managing the disease. Rarely a month goes by where BVD is not a topic of conversation in our practice. Endemic in the UK, BVD causes … Read more

Johne’s disease testing service launches

A new testing service for Johne’s disease in herds has been launched by PBD Biotech. The company said the service, which uses the Actiphage diagnostic test, will allow farmers to find out if they have Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) – the bacteria that causes the disease – in bulk milk or blood samples within … Read more