BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea)

FBA provide an efficient testing services as part of the BVD Eradication Programme.


Take the ear notch sample as instructed by your tag supplier. Keep chilled and ensure they are delivered to the lab within a few days. Due to a lot of samples getting damaged and lost in the post we recommend that you use a padded envelope when posting samples.

You must complete the BVD-Ear-Notch-Testing-Form.pdf form and include it with the samples.

If you are sending the samples without the form above, please ensure that you provide the following information with the samples: farmer name, farmer address, contact number, email address, herd number, date, evidence of payment/payment, no of samples, total payment.


To make a payment for your BVD tests:

  • Submit a payment with the samples
  • Send a cheque with the samples
  • Make a payment on our website - Online Payment


BVD–NHS (Negative Herd Status - prepay rate) (Min Order 7 samples) €3.20
BVD–NHS None – prepay up front (Min Order 5 samples) €4.00
DATAMARS/TYPIFIX Tags (Min Order 4 samples) €5.00
Pay as you go rate (Min Order 4 samples) €5.00

Minimum payment €20.00

Send the samples to:

FBA Laboratories Ltd, Carrigeen Ind Est, Carrigeen, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

When mailing samples please ensure that you use a Padded Envelope and check with your post office as to the minimum postage fee for posting the BVD samples.


  • +353 58 52861
  • F.B.A. Laboratories Ltd., Carrigeen Industrial Estate, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
  • Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm