Click a question to reveal the answer. Q: FORMS: Where do I find submission forms? Q: FORMS: Why must forms be signed by owner/keeper and farm vet? Q: FORMS: Do I need to complete a Johne’s Health Plan form every year? Q: BIOSECURITY: I don’t currently have double fencing around my farm. Can I still be a PCHS member? Q: BVD: How do I become BVD Accredited? Q: BVD: What age must my calves be to be tested for BVD Antibody? Q: BVD: Can I use Tissue Tagging as a means of testing? Q: BVD: I need to leave my BVD testing a bit later, is this OK? Q: BVD: I want to do my BVD testing early, is this OK? Q: BVD: What is the youngest age that I can blood test a calf for BVD virus? Q: BVD: I have vaccinated using Rispoval 4 vaccine, how soon can I do the BVD antibody check test after this? Q: BVD: Which tissue tags should I use? Q: BVD: Can I transfer my BVD testing from another laboratory to my PCHS accreditation? Q: BVD: Can I get accredited status from just tissue testing? Q: JOHNE'S: How long should I leave between TB testing and testing for Johne’s? Q: JOHNE’S: Can I change the date of my Johne’s Disease test? Q: JOHNE'S: My Johne’s disease status is pending though I have completed my herd test, why? Answer: There are a number of possible reasons for this and the most common reasons are: No Johne’s health plan in place (Risk Plan form). Last herd test appeared to be incomplete (ie not all labels were returned, insufficient sample on one or more animals, sample(s) stored for some reason). Added animals on submission form were either not faecal tested or not identified that they came from R1 herds (when they don’t require testing for Johne’s at purchase). Either the farmer or the vet has not signed the declarations on the herd test form. Q: JOHNE'S: What testing regime do I follow for purchased animals? Q: JOHNE'S: Can I test every 2nd year for Johne’s? Q: JOHNE'S: Can we take faeces samples for pooling for Johne’s culture? Q: JOHNE'S: What is the difference between Johne’s PCR and Johne’s Culture? Q: GENERAL: What should I test an added animal for? Q: GENERAL: Can I change my testing dates? Q: GENERAL: How long should I leave between testing if I want to re-check an animal after a positive or inconclusive result? Do you have a question? If there is anything you would like to ask us, about our services, our work or how we can help you, then click the button below.