Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD)

Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD)

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Detect or confirm presence of the contagious airborne viral disease.
  • Infection reduces reproductive performance by decreasing conception and inducing abortion
  • Persistently infected (PI) calves developed in-utero lead to frequent death, poor performance, and ongoing reinfection within the herd
  • Utilize ELISA (antigen) or PCR analyses and strategic pooling to reduce testing costs

Sample Type(s)

  • Milk
    • Individual (fresh, frozen, or preserved)
    • Bulk tank (fresh or preserved)
  • Blood (fresh)
  • Tissue (fresh or frozen)


  • Test tissue or blood samples from calves to identify PI animals
  • Test individual or pooled milk samples from cows to efficiently clear adult herd of PI suspicion



  • Individual ELISA (milk, tissue, blood) $6/sample
    • Multiple test discount! $10 for two ELISAs on same sample; $13.50 for 3 ELISAs
  • Group ELISA (pooled tissue) $18/test
    • Pool up to 10 tissues samples
  • Group PCR (pooled tissue, milk) $40/test
    • Pool up to 20 tissue samples or 250 milk samples
  • Sample pooling add $1.00/sample
  • Testing billed upon sample receipt

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