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Outline of the new Welsh Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Scheme.

First published:
24 June 2024
Last updated:

We have committed to supporting an ambitious industry-led scheme to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) from Wales.

This has been developed in partnership with representatives from:

  • the livestock industry
  • veterinary profession
  • science sector 
  • Welsh Government

Wales’s cattle keepers have made tremendous progress since the BVD eradication scheme started as a voluntary programme in 2017. The majority of cattle herds are now BVD Negative. 

We need to protect the BVD Negative herds by finding every PI (Persistently Infected) animal in Wales and prevent them from infecting other cattle. 

From 1 July 2024, measures to control and eradicate BVD will be introduced in Wales. 

To help you comply with the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Wales) Order 2024, please read the Welsh BVD eradication scheme guidance.