In 2009 we began offering Bulk Milk Tank BVDV Antibody Testing. This assay has proven a powerful tool for many of our dairy veterinary clients. The Bulk Tank test can be used either to guide veterinarians and producers when setting up control programs in dairies or to provide ongoing surveillance for reintroduction to dairies.
We can provide purpose built testing kits for submission of samples to our lab including inexpensive freighting arrangements. Once samples arrive at our lab, ear notch samples are tested the following day, with results usually 24 to 48 hours after delivery. Bulk Tank samples are tested and reported weekly.
The lab was initially managed by Enoch and part time technicians. As the lab became busier, we were able to employ full time staff to manage the lab. Our Laboratory Manager, Sharon Slater, is available daily in the lab for any queries relating to ear notch or bulk tank testing, freighting, or results.