Date lodged: 20 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what scientific data it used to devise the testing system for bovine viral diarrhoea and whether the information available is in the public domain.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 5 May 2017
The scientific data on bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) testing protocols and the use of tests in different circumstances are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals which are publicly available. Details of tests are available from the manufacturers of BVD test kits and from commercial laboratories that provide the tests to cattle keepers and vets.