BVD Virus Testing

We are a designated testing laboratory for The BVD National Eradication Programme in Ireland. We porvide you with an efficient turnaround of results with a  hassle free service. Samples are tested using either the ELISA or PCR method.
We test both blood, ear tissue and milk samples for the National BVD Eradication Programme
Turnaround Time 1-3 working Days

Submission of samples for BVD virus testing:
samples should be submitted to the laboratory within 7 days of collection.

We accept the following tag types:

Allflex Tags

Cormac Tags

Datamar Tags

Negative Herd Status (NHS) €2.80 Including VAT

Non Negative Herd Status (Non NHS) €3.40 Including VAT

Samples can be sent to our laboratory by either of the following ways;

Post to Animal Health Laboratories, Shinagh House, Dunmanway Road, Bandon, Co. Cork - Ensure the correct postage is used - currently there is a minimum charge of €2 per package, (failure to apply sufficient postage will incur a charge of €3.40 per underpaid package)- please see here for An Post pricing and here for post and packaging guidlines.

Via our collection points - details below; 
Bandon Mart
Skibbereen Mart
Macroom Mart
Barryroe Coop - Barryroe & Ballinspittle
Bandon Coop - Kinsale
Drinagh Coop - Drinagh, Skibbereen, Bantry, Dunamnway &  Castletownbere
Lisavaird Coop -  Lisavaird
Farm Supply Stores - Bandon
Stock Health - Bandon

BVD Payments:
All BVD testing is to be paid for in advance of testing. We encourage you to keep your BVD account in credit to ensure that your results are not delayed as samples will be held untill payment is received.
If you are a Carbery or Dairygold Coop account holder you have the option of paying for your BVD testing via deduction from your milk account. 

For further information on the National BVD Eradication Programmme please see Animal Health Ireland.

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