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Some infectious cattle disease can go undetected in herds for years, with a devastating impact on health, welfare, productivity and profitability.
Your vet is the first person you should discuss your herd health status with. They can help you decide which diseases to focus on. They can also help you set goals and talk you through the options of getting started with simple programmes such as BVD Free, or get involved in the more comprehensive disease control programmes that CHECS health schemes offer.
CHECS does not run a herd health scheme itself. It does, however, set standards in cattle disease control for other health schemes, then certifies and regulates these across the UK and Ireland.
Bovine TB breakdowns have a huge emotional and financial impact − so much so, it’s easy to forget TB is an infectious cattle disease like any other, and risks can be reduced by adopting baseline biosecurity steps. Watch now to discover what you can do, and how CHECS TB programmes can help you take more control.
CHECS audits farms, shows, markets and sales every year to ensure its standards are being upheld by scheme providers, vets and farmers.