Swiss BVD eradication program
“Stop BVD”. Under this motto, Switzerland has implemented a comprehensive Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) eradication program. Prionics diagnostic laboratory is participating in this program with large-scale testing of cattle samples for the presence of the BVD Virus using the PrioCHECK® BVDV Ag PIfocus for older animals and the cador BVDV rt-PCR Kit of Qiagen for young animals and blood samples.
In addition to testing for BSE, Prionics diagnostic laboratory now also performs routine testing for the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV). The Prionics laboratory has tested samples coming from herds in the three Swiss cantons: Bern, Solothurn and Fribourg. The BVDV testing unit of the Prionics diagnostic laboratory has been operative since the end of January 2008, after having successfully passed an extended accreditation by the Federal Office of Metrology (METAS) last year.
- BVD Application forms (german)