C. Protocols

Protocols for Records of Sheep in the Flock(pdf)
6. All sheep must be accounted for at each test: Whole Flock Program and Monitored Low-Risk
 
a.
Each sheep and lamb in the flock must be identified and recorded on the day of the initial Qualifying Test for Enrolled status. 
 
i.
Sheep not listed on the form and present on the premise at the next Official Test date must be either
     
(1)
Natural additions to the flock, i.e. offspring of ewes currently residing in the flock. Dam’s ID must be indicated on the form.
     
(2)
Additions to the flock with an OMVFSP Transfer form (Appendix 7) and testing information on record at OSMA.
 
b.
Subsequent tests must account for all sheep in the flock, specifically: 
 
i.
Permanent removals (sales and deaths).
     
(1)
Failure to account for animals no longer in the flock may lead to an inquiry by OSMA regarding missing test results.
 
ii.
Natural additions, i.e. offspring of ewes currently residing in the flock.  Dam’s ID must be indicated on the form.
 
iii.
New additions that are not natural additions.
     
(1)
All new additions must be accompanied by an OMVFSP Transfer Form (Appendix 7). Official forms are available from the OMVFSP Coordinator at OSMA.
     
(1)
Unless transferred from an “A” status flock all new additions must be placed into the Isolation Facility and cannot enter the flock without two negative MV tests 8 to 12 weeks apart while there.
 
iv.
Failure to account for all additions may result in loss of status.
  c. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet OMVFSP_AHL_Inventory_Form is a worksheet in which to record this information, available from the OMVFSP Coordinator, OSMA by request.
 
7. All sheep numbers in the flock or premise must be accounted for at each test:  MV Monitored.
 
a.
Including total adults – ewes and rams; total lambs <180 days of age; total lambs ≥ 180 days of age and additions to the flock. 
  b. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet OMVFSP_AHL_Inventory_Form is a worksheet in which to record this information, available from the OMVFSP Coordinator, OSMA by request.

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