Biobest Laboratories Ltd

BVD Tag and Test

Biobest’s testing operates to internationally recognised quality systems, and our test results are recognised by all the national BVD eradication schemes in the British Isles. We recommend the use of our BVD tag and test management tags where a herd is known to have active BVD, most often when a check test of homebred youngsters has shown clear evidence of infection.


Biobest remain firmly committed to the principle that quality veterinary advice in collaboration with a farm’s local practice is essential to BVD control, and members of our cattle health scheme Hi Health Herdcare receive an additional discount on all testing. All cattle health scheme results are copied to both farm and local vet.


The cost of the Hi Health Herdcare Tag and test is £5.00 or £4.70 for members of HiHealth Herdcare.

We continue to offer testing only options for all tissue tags and have also reduced these prices to £4.35 or £4.05 for members.

Hi Health Herdcare Tags can be simply and conveniently ordered by calling the office on 0131 440 2628.

Biobest laboratory director Dr Paul Burr commented; ‘As the 1st laboratory to offer BVD ear tissue testing in the UK we are delighted that after extensive research we are able to offer a new reduced price tag and test option to assist vets and farmers to control this important disease. We continue to offer a unique service with full veterinary advice and support to vets and health scheme members and will only recommend tissue testing of all calves where we believe the farm has active BVD and genuinely needs this testing option’.