Individual animal status is assigned when an animal is tested for BVD virus under the scheme. This will be visible on the database once it has been uploaded by the designated laboratory. These will show as either ‘BVD Virus Test Negative’ or ‘BVD Virus Test Positive’.
Herds can apply from 2018 to be assigned a herd status by BVDFree when the herd has completed two consecutive years of negative testing after they become members of the scheme. A herd Test Negative status means there has been no evidence of BVD virus circulating in your herd over the previous 2 years.