Maedi Visna (MV) Accreditation

About the Scheme - The Scheme is open nationally (UK) to flock masters who undertake to abide by the rules and conditions of membership. MV accredited sheep must be kept seperately from non accredited sheep at all times. Membership is ultimately at the discretion of SAC Veterinary Services.

A flock can become MV accredited when it:

  • Passes two qualifying blood tests between 6 and 12 months apart
  • Has certification from a vet that the holding can comply with scheme rules and conditions
  • Once MV accredited, a proportion of the flock is blood tested one year later and then every two years and the member is issued with certificates of status for selling or moving scheme sheep. After being accredited for 3 years, flocks that do not have non-accredited sheep can test at 3 year intervals. Shows and sales are licenced to provide space for MV accredited sheep.

For more information contact: premium Sheep and goat Health Schemes Telephone 01463 226995 Email website

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