BVD earnotch testing

We are a designated testing laboratory for The BVD National Eradication Programme in Ireland. We provide 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

We accept the following tag types:

Allflex Tags
Cormac Tags
Datamar Tags

Carbery and Dairygold suppliers can avail of testing with payments deducted through their Co-op accounts.


€3.20 Including VAT Per sample Top up account online

€3.10 Including VAT Per sample (Payment through your Co-op)


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; 

We collect samples from the following areas; for further details please contact us on 023 8854100.






West Cork (Various loactions)



  • Bandon Mart
  • Riverview Vets , Bandon
  • McLoughlan Vets , Bandon
  • Glasslyn Vets , Bandon
  • Lisavaird Coop
  • Drinagh Hardware Store Dunmanway
  • Drinagh Coop , Drinagh
  • Skibbereen Mart
  • Skibbereen Hardware Store , Skibbereen
  • Macroom Mart
  • Corrin Vets , Fermoy (Directly across from Fermoy Mart)
  • Bluepool Vets , Kanturk
  • O Connor Julian Vets , Cashel, Tipperary
  • Ryall O Mahony Farm Supplies Store , Midleton, Co Cork


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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