College of Veterinary Medicine

Voluntary BVD Control & Eradication

Project Components


Operation Risk Assessment (ORA)

The producer and their veterinarian will perform an ORA to identify management practices that pose a significant risk for introduction and spread of BVDV on the operation as well as to establish the risk of BVD-PI animals on the operation. The ORA will also document pre-enrollment management practices including herd health and reproductive records. These data will be used as a baseline to measure program participation outcomes and impact.  

Infectious Disease Control Best Management Practices Implementation

Producers enrolled in the program must establish a management plan that includes the following best management practices:

  1. Animal Identification - All animals on the operation require unique identification
  2. Monitoring of basic production and health parameters.
  3. Perform BVD-PI testing on the entire year’s calf crop, bulls and retained open cattle on the operation.  This testing should be done prior to the next breeding season.
  4. Plan for confirmatory testing of any BVD-PI positive animals and proper disposition of any BVD-PI test positive animals.
  5. Perform BVD-PI testing of all herd additions prior to arrival or integration into the herd or purchase replacement animals from certified Minimal BVD Risk Operations.
  6. Comprehensive BVD virus vaccination program.  


Last Edited: May 03, 2010 4:49 PM
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