Bovine Viral Diarrhoea is a common cause of respiratory and reproductive issues in the herd. It can be transmitted through a congenital infection of the fetus or after birth.


Vaccines are available but careful monitoring of the herd has to be carried out. Talk to your Franklin vets to see what strategy works best for you.

Franklin Vets are able to test young stock to indicate whether they are a carrier of BVD or a persistently infected animal. Tests can be carried out on individual calves or 8-10 calves in a large herd. Carrier animals can then be culled in early life and calves testing negatively can be permanently cleared of BVD.

Read our latest BVD update from our large animal vet Dr Dan Fitzharris.