BVD TISSUE TAG FOR FURTHER TESTING
Please note Irish Equine Centre are no longer testing for BVD!!
IHFA have reached a new agreement with Independent Milk Laboratories (IML) to BVD test and store IHFA breeders BVD tissue tags for two years which can then be used for further testing.
Transfers of samples from other laboratories is not possible for further testing!
The charge for BVD testing with IML is €3.40 or €2.50 if negative herd status applies, per sample
BVD envelopes for IML are available from the IHFA office on request.
Please contact Independent Milk Laboratories to set up an account. It is important that you state you are an IHFA MEMBER to ensure the tags are stored.
Independent Milk Laboratories, Shercock Rd, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.
Tel No: 042 9675353
CONDITIONS FOR USING BVD TISSUE TAG FOR FURTHER TESTING:
1. The BVD sample must be with IML.
2. You must have previously informed IHFA of your preference for using the BVD tissue rather than receiving the hair cards. (AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE)
3. You agree to the €6 charge levied by Weatherbys for sample preparation, in addition to the Registration charge.
NOTE (this €6 charge is separate to the BVD charge)
PROCEDURE FOR REGISTERING MALE ANIMALS FROM 01/01/2018
Once you name a male animal you will AUTOMATICALLY be issued with a HAIR CARD
ALTERNATIVELY your BVD tissue sample will be used if you authorised IHFA previously.
PLEASE NOTE HAIRS MUST BE TAKEN FORM THE SWISH OF THE TAIL FOR GENOMIC TESTING AND NOT FROM ANY OTHER PART OF THE BODY.