A. How to enrol your flock (pdf)

1.

You must first be willing to follow the program protocols and agree to fulfill the minimum biosecurity requirements. 

2.

It is strongly recommended to enroll in a flock health management program with your flock veterinarian.

3.

Enrolment forms are available from the OMVFSP Coordinator at the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (519-836-0043). 
(Website:  www.ontariosheep.org  Email:  admin@ontariosheep.org )
or can be downloaded here:
As a pdf to print out, fill out by hand and mail in (APPENDIX 3) or
As a Word 2007 - 2010 fillable form
to fill out, print or email to the OMVFSP coordinator.

4.

Indicate on the form whether enrolling in the Whole Flock program or the Monitored program.

5.

To qualify for the Whole Flock program, the producer must agree to the following:

a.

All sheep and goats residing on the farm must be uniquely and permanently identified as defined by the OMVFSP protocols.

b.

All sheep and goats residing on the farm, must have a blood sample drawn by a veterinarian licensed to practice in the province in which the flock resides or a registered veterinary technician under the veterinarian’s direction, as defined by the OMVFSP protocols described in Section D.

c.

Meet and maintain all biosecurity requirements on the flock as defined by the OMVFSP protocols.

d.

Agree to promptly pay to OSMA, the testing costs as assessed by the Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph.  No results will be reported before accounts are settled with OSMA.

e.

All individual farm results of the OMVFSP will be kept confidential.

f.

Quarterly, a list of participating producers in good standing, and their local addresses will be published in the Ontario Sheep News as well as the flock's current status. If the producer does not wish his/her flock's name included - it will be suppressed from publication.

6.

To qualify for the Monitored program, the producer must agree to the following:

a.

All sheep and goats residing on the farm, have a blood sample drawn by a veterinarian licensed to practice in the province in which the flock resides or a registered veterinary technician under the veterinarian’s direction, as defined by the OMVFSP protocols described in Section E.

b.

Agree to promptly pay to OSMA, the testing costs as assessed by the Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph. No results will be reported before accounts are settled with OSMA.

c.

All individual farm results of the OMVFSP will be kept confidential.

d.

Quarterly, a list of participating producers in good standing, and their local addresses will be published in the Ontario Sheep News as well as the flock's current status. If the producer does not wish his/her flock's name included - it will be suppressed from publication.

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