Information for Vets

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Guidance for Vets

Annual Herd Tests

Submission Forms for annual herd tests will be sent out automatically by the PCHS office with barcoded labels. If your client wishes to test early please contact PCHS.

The Annual Herd test form must be signed by both the owner/manager and veterinary surgeon.

Sample Requirements

Please use Red Top Tubes (serum) for all PCHS testing. We can no longer test pooled samples for BVD virus by PCR on heparinised samples.

Please ensure that you use the correct submission form. Incorrect use of submission forms will result in a delay in testing and reporting.

Premium Cattle Health Scheme Submission Forms (non-routine submissions)

Submission forms are only required for non-routine submissions, i.e. Added Animals or Clinical Screen. For Annual Herd Tests: Submission Forms and Barcoded labels will be sent out automatically. If you wish to test a herd early, please contact your PCHS centre.

PCHS Scheme Rules, Initial Testing Requirements etc.

Latest PCHS Promotional Leaflet available for your clients.

Information for existing members and those clients wanting to join.

Other Health Scheme Forms

Standard Farm Animal Diagnostic Services (non Scheme)


Find answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Address: SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, Greycrook, St Boswells TD6 0EQ

Telephone: 01835 822456

Fax: 01835 823643


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