BVDZero Award 2018

This year’s BVDzero Press Conference and Award ceremony took place in Barcelona, Spain on 23 October 2018. The award winners have been selected by the BVDzero Committee, consisting of renowned external experts in the field of bovine health.

Boehringer Ingelheim provided a total prize of 15,000 euros for the top 10 clinical cases entered. These cases included submissions from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Brazil and Turkey.


The authors of the top three winning cases, Anna Bruguera Sala (UK), Danilo Ghilardi (Italy) and Colin Buchan (UK), presented their submissions during the press conference. They accepted their prizes from Volker Moennig, Head of the BVDzero Committee.

The guests also had the opportunity to hear two more speakers: Mike Kerby BVSc DBR MRCVS, Delaware Veterinary Group, who gave a speech titled A UK Practitioner’s Experience with BVD Control, and Lucy Metcalfe, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Global Technical Manager for Ruminants, provided a global update on BVD prevalence and control.

Through the “BVDzero Case Awards”, Boehringer Ingelheim aims to keep encouraging the search for both clinical and subclinical cases of BVD in cattle herds. The company believes that such events will help increase BVD awareness and, as a result, help reduce its prevalence.

The top 10 clinical cases were as follows:

  Country Author Amount awarded
1. UK Anna Bruguera Sala 5,000 euro
2. IT Danilo Ghilardi 3,000 euro
3. UK Colin Buchan 2,000 euro
4. UK Paul Wood 1,500 euro
5. NL Marleen Doornbos-Hartman                                                       1,000 euro
6. TR Serdar Dursun Ak    800 euro
7. ES Raquel Teixeira Rodriguez                   600 euro
8. BR Viviani Gomes    450 euro
9. UK Tracy Anderton    350 euro
10. ES Alex Garcia Ramirez    300 euro

Watch the video(link is external) from the award ceremony.