Cattle health schemes
Supporting vets and farmers to control economically important infectious diseases in cattle.
We run the Premium Cattle Health Scheme (PCHS), which is one of the largest Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) licensed schemes. We offer an effective programme of testing and management to control bovine viral diarrhea (BVD), Johne’s disease, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), leptospirosis and neospora alongside the CHeCS Bovine TB Herd Accreditation programme.
Our team supports national initiatives, including the Scottish BVD eradication schemes, such as BVDFree England, Gwaredu BVD in Wales, and the National Johne's Management Plan (Great Britain).
Shetland Islands Health Scheme
The Shetland Islands Health Scheme exists to maintain a high level of disease freedom in livestock on the Shetland islands. SRUC Veterinary Services is contracted by the Shetland Islands Council to provide disease testing for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) and Johne’s disease in cattle, as well as Maedi Visna (MV), enzootic abortion of ewes (EAE) and caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) in sheep.
We test submitted abortion material and can also test for other diseases on request. Please download the relevant forms below.
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