Bovine Viral Diarrhea Control and Eradication Project (BVDCEP)
Last Edited: May 03, 2010 4:32 PM
**Subsidized testing for the BVD project is no longer available**
Samples can still be submitted to the Washington Animal Disease
Diagnostic Lab for testing at normal lab prices.
Herds can still enroll in the control and eradication project, however,
normal lab prices for testing will apply.
Call Dr. John Wenz (509)335-0773 with questions.
The BVD Control and Eradication Project (BVDCEP) is a joint effort of WSU
Extension, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Animal Sciences and the Washington
Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (WADDL) funded through WSU Extension’s
Issue-focused Teams Initiative. Working with producers and their
veterinarians, the program will facilitate BVD control in cow-calf herds in
part by subsidizing the cost of testing to identify BVD in your herd.
The goal of BVDCEP is to promote cow-calf herd health by facilitating
implementation of infectious disease control Best Management Practices and
herd screening for BVDV persistently infected (BVD-PI) animals to control
and ultimately eradicate BVDV from Washington’s cow-calf herds. The program
also provides a means for basic and applied research on the prevalence of
BVDV-PI animals in WA cow-calf herds, the economic impact of BVDV control at
the cow-calf level and genetic resistance of cattle to BVDV. BVDCEP also
serves as the foundation for building a comprehensive WA Cattle Health
Assurance Program to address the health concerns of the Washington Cattle
For more information contact: Dr. John Wenz (509)335-0773, Email-