(A) Bulls may be exempt from the trichomonosis approved tag requirement when used solely for artificial insemination.
(b) The individual official identification of the animal tested must be recorded and accompany the trichomonosis sample to the laboratory.
(c) All trichomonosis samples submitted for testing must be accompanied by an Official Bovine Trichomonosis Test Report Form, AHB Form 76-199, and when needed, the Bovine Trichomonosis Test Report Continuation Form, AHB Form 76-199A, as provided by the Department and available on the Department's Internet website, www.cdfa.ca.gov, or by contacting the Animal Health Branch.
(1) The Official Bovine Trichomonosis Test Report Form shall include:
(A) Owner information including name, mailing address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(B) Physical address of herd location including latitude/longitude, city, state, county, zip code, Animal Health Branch district, and premises identification number (if established);
(C) Veterinarian's name, license number and state of licensure, clinic name, mailing address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, cell phone number, fax number, and e-mail address;
(D) Reason for trichomonosis testing (interstate movement, show, sale, herd health, Pasture to Pasture movement, affected herd, exposed herd, stud services, or other reason);
(E) Test date;
(F) Number of samples taken by type (bulls/cows);
(G) Number of bulls and cows in the herd and whether all eligible bulls were tested (Yes/No);
(H) Production type (beef/dairy);
(I) Laboratory accession number and confirm the laboratory is an approved laboratory (CAHFS or other. If other, provide name of laboratory);
(J) Date samples received by laboratory, date test samples were read, and read by whom;
(K) For each animal tested, the individual official identification number, California trichomonosis tag number, breed, age, sex, test result, and type of test used by the laboratory; and
(L) Veterinarian's and owner/agent signatures and date.
(2) The Bovine Trichomonosis Test Report Continuation Form shall include:
(A) Veterinarian's name and license number;
(B) Owner's name;
(C) Test date;
(D) For each animal tested, the individual official identification number, California trichomonosis tag number, breed, age, sex, test result, and type of test used by the laboratory; and
(E) Veterinarian's and owner/agent signatures and date.
(d) Veterinarians submitting trichomonosis samples to the California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab System (CAHFS) laboratory shall adhere to the Trichomonas/Tritrichomonas foetus testing protocol and use the Trichomonas Submission Form, version 3.06-2021, incorporated by reference and available by contacting the laboratory at:
CALIFORNIA ANIMAL HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY LAB SYSTEM
620 WEST HEALTH SCIENCES DRIVE
DAVIS, CA 95617-1770
(e) Negative test results from samples that fail to meet the handling standards will not be accepted as regulatory tests, but may be used for herd management.
(f) Trichomonosis tests include:
(1) Culture tests when used on bulls as a screening test to detect infection with Tritrichomonas foetus.
(A) When an animal has a positive culture test, the herd of origin becomes an affected herd and the herdmate bulls must be tested with a DNA-based test.
(2) DNA detection or amplification-based trichomonosis test when used on bulls:
(A) Entering California; or
(B) Sold in California; or
(C) In Pasture to Pasture herds as defined in Title 3, California Code of Regulations, section 830(a)(30); or
(D) In affected herds; or
(E) In exposed herds.
(3) Others Tests. Other tests for trichomonosis may be approved by the Department as official tests after the tests have been proven effective in detecting infection by research, have been evaluated sufficiently to determine efficacy, and a protocol for use of the test has been established.
(g) Trichomonosis test results must be recorded on forms approved by the Department for that purpose.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407 and 10610, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 9166, 9167, 9562 and 10610, Food and Agricultural Code.