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Why Choose AFBI Cattle Health Scheme?

The AFBI Cattle Health Scheme is operated by the Veterinary Sciences Division (VSD) of AFBI.
Some reasons to choose the Cattle Health Scheme:
  • VSD has provided diagnostic services to farmers in Northern Ireland and beyond for over 30 years and has established a close working relationship between VSD staff, private veterinary practitioners and the farming community.
  • VSD veterinary staff have recognised expertise in the diagnosis and control of the diseases covered by the scheme.
  • Testing is conducted to the highest standards, being monitored by external quality assurance schemes and/or performed to accredited standards (ISO 17025, ISO 9001, Good Laboratory Practice).
  • The scheme is conducted according to the Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) rules.
    What is CHeCs?
  • Scheme membership will provide access to rapid, cost-effective results, backed by expert advice, helping you to improve cattle health and profitability.
  • Benefits will include:
    • Improved disease control
    • Improved profitability
    • Protection against accidental introduction of other diseases
    • Certification of cattle health status