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Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD)

The BVD Screening and Control Program provides funding to producers and their veterinarians to cover the costs of testing in sick, dead, deformed, or aborted calves.

If BVD is found in a herd, producers are encouraged to obtain a veterinarian consult and develop a BVDV control strategy.

All Saskatchewan cattle producers are eligible for this program, and there is no application required.

Producers who have sick, dead, deformed or aborted calves should contact their veterinarian to arrange for testing.

Note that feedlot and purchased calves/yearlings are NOT eligible for this program.

Any veterinarian or veterinary clinic can submit samples for testing.

Costs eligible for reimbursement

The following costs are eligible for reimbursement:

  • Laboratory testing of ear notches;
  • Cost of shipping samples to the laboratory for testing; and
  • A maximum of $500 per producer for veterinarian consultation fees related to BVDV control in positive herds.

If you have an animal that qualifies for this program, please contact your local veterinarian.

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