An EDIR is conducted on properties with confirmed infection.
Containing detailed information about a farm, an EDIR includes stock location and numbers, farm and animal management, animal movements on and off of the farm, and any previous or current animal health issues or disease investigations.
It is completed for all Active Confirmed Properties. In some cases it may be conducted at an earlier stage of the process (i.e before being confirmed infected).
A veterinarian will ask those who own and/or manage the farm a series of questions about the farm and the way that it operates.
An EDIR is used to determine:
How to prepare for an EDIR
Once an EDIR is requested and a census is completed; a veterinarian will aim to visit the property within a few days. If the farmer has their records available for this it will speed up the process during a stressful time. Records that help include:
Your Farm Systems Manager (FSM) will work with you on plans for your farm.
Cattle will be culled according to the plan we agree with you.
Your farm will then need to be kept free of cattle for 60 days and in many cases will be cleaned and disinfected at our expense.
You can then restock your farm and we will assist in planning this.
Remember that if M. bovis is found on your property it doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. Farmers are in this position through no fault of their own. We’re all working together to eradicate this bacteria. You’ll be given a Farm Systems Manager for all your MPI questions. Support is also available through your local Rural Support Trust.