Cattle Health Surveillance Scheme
Accreditation schemes have historically been perceived as the preserve of elite pedigree herds. The NationWide Laboratory Services Advance Cattle Health Scheme offers the laboratory testing framework to bring the benefits of disease surveillance and control within the reach of any cattle farmer.
The Advance Cattle Health Scheme provides;
• ‘Toolbox’ tests designed for disease surveillance and leading to improved herd health.
• Rational and economical use of medicines and vaccines
• Farm and practice support
• Participation in Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) for accrediting freedom from BVD, IBR, L hardjo and Johne’s disease
Laboratory tests offered in the Advance Cattle Health Scheme include;
• Serology for BVD, L hardjo, Neospora, Johne’s, IBR, Fluke, M bovis, PI3, RSV, adenovirus, pre-purchase screens
• Biochemistry for downer cows, unthrifty calves, trace element deficiencies, the transitional cow and colostrum transfer
• Bacteriology for mastitis and bacteriology, virology and parasitology for scouring calves
• Parasitology for anthelmintic management
The NationWide Laboratory Services Advance Cattle Health Scheme has been designed with those dairy or beef herds in mind that are moving on from doing little or no disease monitoring to proactive herd health planning. With this in mind, NationWide Laboratory Services encourages enrolment in the British Cattle Veterinary Association myhealthyherd.com initiative to assist in the development and evaluation of herd health improvement targets.
Please contact us, if you require any further information about the CHeCS scheme.