Guide to sending samples

How to participate in the National BVD Eradication Program.


1. Order your official tissue tags with your chosen tag supplier


2.  Tag the calf with the tissue tag.

Place the sample tubes in a plastic bag. Seal the bag 


4. Complete the ENFER ear tag sample submission form for the BVD Program- BVD Ear Notch Testing Form scheme

If you are sending us samples for testing under the BVD eradication scheme and don’t have a copy of the sample submission form, please include a note with the following details:


Telephone number

Quantity of samples enclosed

Your herd number or herd identifier

Method of payment (see point 5 below)

If you are sending samples with several herd numbers (i.e. includes bought in animals), please clearly record ONLY YOUR Herd IE number and clearly mark Mixed Herd on the enclosed note.

This ensures the results of the samples you sent will be reported to you by ICBF.


5. Choose a payment method as below:

a. Setup a Pre Paid account online. Click here to pay for tests online or;

b. Phone us (045 983800) to setup a Pre Paid account using a credit or debit card or post us a cheque or;

c. Submit payment with samples

Contact Enfer for more details on these payment options. All cheques must be made payable to Enfer Labs.

6. Post the bag containing samples and submission form or note in an envelope to Enfer. *

* Please write clearly on the outside of the envelope  ” Exempt Animal Specimen ” .
Please ensure correct postage is placed on the envelope, as underpaid postage may result in samples being delayed by
An Post. 1 to 10 samples cost €1.65.
Please ensure you post your samples in strong envelope and record your herd number on the outside of the envelope

Minimum Postage is now €1.65 

Enfer Group M7 Business Park,
Newhall, Naas,
Co. Kildare.
T: +353 (0) 45 983800 / E: