Championing BVD control –You Can Get Bloods from a Stone!
One farm practitioner’s experience of engaging farmers in BVD control in England. Be it using the lure of a meal at the pub or the promise of filling in all the paperwork, Nikki explains the various techniques used at Towcester Farm Vets to encourage clients to undertake BVD testing and the unexpected success this has had! With over 70% of their breeding herds now engaged in BVD control the practice is determined to keep up the momentum and play their part in achieving BVD freedom for England.
The importance of a BVD champion within the practice
The different motivators that will encourage farmers to engage in BVD control
The importance of seizing the opportunity to discuss BVD control…and take some bloods!
The various options for herds who want to demonstrate BVD freedom
That you don’t always get success with everyone! But to keep going!