Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) offer a national scheme to all flock keepers to test for Maedi Visna in their sheep, with accreditation when no disease is found.
By joining the scheme, you are able to better protect your flock by identifying any disease earlier and eliminating problems.
Accreditation also brings further advantages such as:
- Reducing the risk of MV virus in your flock
- Attending shows and sales with accredited animals
- Allows export to MV free countries
- Advertising your flock as MV accredited, ultimately adding value
- Enables you to sell to purchasers MV accredited flocks
To get MV accreditation the flock must pass two qualifying blood tests, between 6 and 12 months apart, and have certification from a vet that the holding can comply with the scheme’s rules and regulations
To maintain accreditation, any incoming animals form non-accredited flocks must be isolated and tested accordingly; and every 2 years some of the flock (dependent on size) is blood tested.