VSFCP National Standards (Revised June 2017)

National Standards Index

Definitions

Commingled (mixed)

animals grouped together with physical contact between the animals. This does not include limited contact (e.g. contact through a fence, pen separation during a show/sale). Commingling includes sharing the same section in a transportation unit where physical contact can occur. (Mélangés (mêlés))

Contiguous

Premises which share common boundaries and where co-mingling of small ruminants can occur between the two premises. (Aire contiguë)

Established flock or herd

all animals that are maintained on a single premises OR all animals under common ownership or supervision on two or more premises with animal interchange between the premises or indirect contact including shared use of housing, facilities or pasture. (Troupeau établi)

Flock or Herd

as defined in the Health of Animals Regulations. (Troupeau)

Flock/herd status certificate

document issued by the regional administrator specifying the location and status of the flock/herd, indicating the date of issue, and identifying animals leaving the flock/herd following their sale. (Certificat de statut du troupeau)

Limited contact

incidental contacts between animals off the premises of the flock/herd such as at fairs, shows, exhibitions, sales and semen collection facilities. Limited contact does not include any contact, incidental or otherwise, with an animal during or up to 30 days after she lambed, kidded or aborted or when there is any visible vaginal discharge. Limited contacts do not include any activity where uninhibited contact occurs, such as sharing an enclosure, sharing a section of a transport vehicle, or residing in the other flock/herd for breeding or other purposes. (Contact limité)

Scrapie exposed susceptible animal

Any goat and any sheep of 171QQ or 136AV 171QR genotype that has resided on a premises while it was declared scrapie infected by a competent authority (i.e. CFIA). (Animal sensible exposé à la tremblante)

Scrapie positive

An animal for which scrapie-positive results were reported by the CFIA’s National and OIE Reference Laboratory for Scrapie, using at least two CFIA-approved scrapie tests (e.g. ELISA, immunohistochemistry, Western blot) applied to the brain and/or lymphoid tissue. (Animal positif à la tremblante)

Scrapie suspect

Any animal that has scrapie as a differential diagnosis. (Animal suspect à l’égard de la tremblante)

Unique identification devices

permanent, unique, traceable and secure (e.g. electronic identification, tattoo, tamper evident tag). Until the national mandatory identification program for goats is implemented, neck chains and collars are acceptable as one form of identification in goats. (Dispositif d’identification unique (identifiant unique))

Sheep

Scrapie Information & Facts

LABRATORIES COMPLETING OBEX
TESTING FOR THE PREVALENCE STUDY

Prior to shipping any samples, be sure to read all information concerning packing and shipping samples.

PRAIRIE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES Inc.

52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK, CANADA, S7N 5B4
PHONE: 306-966-7316

ALBERTA AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEPT

Agri-Food Laboratories Branch
TSE Laboratory
6909 – 116th Street
Edmonton, AB Canada, T6H 4P2
Phone: 780-422-4830
Facsimile: 780-415-4527

 

ANIMAL HEALTH LABRATORY

Laboratory Services, a division of
the University of Guelph
Building 49, OVC, Box 3612,
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1H 6R8
Phone: 519-824-4120 X: 54544
Fax: 519-821-8072

MANITOBA AGRICULTURE
FOOD AND RURAL INITIATIVES

Veterinary Services Branch
Veterinary Diagnostic Services
545 University Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5S6
Telephone: 204-945-8220

136AA

includes all results that identify the animal as a homozygote for alanine (A) at codon 136 of the scrapie prion gene. (AA en 136)

136AV

includes all results that identify the animal as a heterozygote for valine (V) and alanine (A) at codon 136 of the scrapie prion gene. (AV en 136)

136VV

includes all results that identify the animal as a homozygote for valine (V) at codon 136 of the scrapie prion gene. (VV en 136)

171QQ

includes all results that do not identify arginine (R) at codon 171 of the scrapie prion gene (includes glutamine and histidine; QQ, QH, HH). (QQ en 171)

171QR

includes all results that do not identify the animal as a homozygote for arginine (R) at codon 171 of the scrapie prion gene, identifying arginine on one allele and the absence of arginine on the other (includes glutamine and histidine; QR or HR). (QR en 171)

171RR

includes all results that identify the animal as a homozygote for arginine (R) at codon 171 of the scrapie prion gene. (RR en 171)

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