Disease Monitoring: Sample Collection

State Animal Health Officials (SAHOs) request that prior to participating in the program, USDA Category II accredited veterinarians  contact the SAHO in the state(s) where they plan to train or use Certified Swine Sample Collectors to confirm their eligibility to participate in the program and any additional requirements that exist.

Certified Swine Sample Collection training curriculum includes the foreign animal disease videos; resources addressing biosecurity, restraint, and sample submission in addition to either Tier 1 or Tier 2 resources.

The training is currently under construction, many resources will be added soon.

Required Foreign Animal Disease Videos

Foot and Mouth Disease

Coming soon!

Additional Required Resources

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Biosecurity Handout

Coming soon!

Restraint

Restraint

Coming soon!

Tier 2 Sampling

Includes Tier 1 sample types and the following:

Necropsy

Coming soon!

Spleen

Coming Soon!

Tonsil

Coming Soon!

Lymph Nodes

Coming soon!

Tracheal Swab

Coming soon!

Vesicular Fluid

Coming Soon!

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Trainer Materials Coming Soon!

Trainer materials will be available:

  • Three different versions of the examinations
  • Answer keys to accompany examinations