About the BVDzero Award

Objective

  • encourage searching for BVD
  • increase the awareness of BVD in all cattle industry stakeholders
  • deliver and communicate interesting cases of BVD

Reward

The BVDzero Award consists of € 15,000 that will be distributed between the top 10 clinical cases selected. Evaluation for the award depends upon fulfilment of the specific instructions and adherence to the timelines.

 

Application Procedure

The application must comply with the instructions provided by the BVDzero Award Committee located in the Instruction tab on the right side of this page. The Submission Form can be completed, and documents uploaded, at the appropriate tab.

Selection Criteria

The BVDzero Award Committee, with no influence from the sponsoring company or the BVDzero team will select proposals based on the following criteria:

  • The thoroughness of the submission and its information
  • The context of BVD i.e. specific BVD or secondary disease caused by BVD
  • Case selection and signifiance
  • Clinical findings
  • Quality and relevance of submitted images and video material
  • Presence and Quality of laboratory data
  • Historical information regarding case and farm
  • Discussion of epidemiological relevance of the outbreak
  • Farmer/herd manager interview regarding the case

All criteria listed above are optional, the relevance depending upon the specific clinical case. The more relevant information provided the increased chance of selection by the Committee.

Timelines

The application must comply with the instructions provided by the BVDzero Award Committee located in the Instruction tab on the right side of this page. The submission form can be completed, and documents uploaded, at the appropriate tab.

Submission Timeline: cases can be submitted until 30.06.2016

Material Review: cases submissions will be reviewed until 31.07.2016

Award Ceremony: the awards will be presented at the end of November 2016