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IDEXX BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)

The IDEXX Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus Antigen Point-of-Care Test detects bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) in cattle, using ear-notch (or ear-tissue biopsy) samples.

* Availability / Distribution: Outside the U.S. 


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Test details


  • Ear-notch tissue samples
  • 10 lateral-flow devices with pipettes
  • Erns antigen detection
  • Results in 15–30 minutes

Part numbers and sizes

98-29124-00 (10 point-of-care tests)

About Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)

Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) suppresses a cow's immune system, making the animal susceptible to a host of other infections. That's why BVDV is one of the world's most costly bovine diseases, with losses of $15–$88 per head from reduced herd productivity, health and reproductive efficiency.1

Stopping BVDV requires detecting and removing the infection source: persistently infected (PI) cattle that continually expose other animals to disease.

Because PI cattle often look healthy, a sensitive, specific diagnostic test is essential. Mistakes can be costly: whether it's removing a valuable animal from production or allowing an infected calf to join the herd.

Determining herd status is the first step toward a BVDV-free herd. IDEXX has a complete portfolio of BVDV tests, including antibody- and antigen-detection ELISAs for laboratories and rapid SNAP and point-of-care tests for veterinarians. The IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test and the rapid IDEXX SNAP BVDV Antigen Test are USDA-licensed.

View veterinarian testimonials on BVDV testing.

* Not all products are available and/or registered in every country.

1.  Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Westbrook, Maine, USA