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BVD screening blood samples are taken from an animal's tail
Powys livestock farmer Richard Tudor has been vaccinating his cattle against BVD since 2000 after testing confirmed the disease in his suckler herd.
BVD control has also been named as a key priority by the GB Cattle Health and Welfare Group, whose BVD Statement of Intent has been signed by more than 25 organisations and companies.
One of the greatest issues associated with BVD is that calves can be born with the infection and pass the disease on throughout their lives without it even being spotted.
BVD risk factors include the purchase of infected stock, contact with neighbours' cattle or contact at markets or shows.
For those that do, there is support to eradicate BVD from their herd.
Meanwhile, Scotland has gone down the route of monitoring and investigating farms where laboratory results indicate there is a BVD problem.
its death confirmed on APHIS within four weeks of receiving a positive BVD test result.
In addition to heading up the programme, Jenny is also on the independent vets group XLVETS' national BVD steering group, which is looking at the future and national control of the virus.
Dr Glossop believes there is a case for extending the strategy with a joint BVD mechanism between Wales, England and Scotland.
When complete, we'll hopefully be in an improved position and our ultimate aim is to make Wales BVD free.
Over the past two years, using funding from Defra, vets across the at-risk area have delivered a BVD scheme.
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