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In these unprecedented times, it’s important that we help to maintain the safety of both our vets and you, the farmer. It’s important that food production continues as uninterrupted as possible during current circumstances and we can all take steps to help.

  • Please inform us and APHA if you are self isolating and we will rearrange your test
  • If any member of your family is showing symptoms please let us know prior to your test
  • Please observe social distancing and ensure a 2m distance between the vet and yourself or any of your staff at all times
  • Please work with the minimum number of staff
  • If possible get a calf crush for calves and use either pallets or tyres in your crush for youngstock so they do not move about in the crush. It will not be possible for you to hold them while the vet tests them
  • We may have to do part tests if it is not possible to test all animals safely
  • You may be asked to wear a mask if the vet feels the 2m rule cannot be adhered to
  • The tests may take longer in order to observe social distancing. Once the animal is in the crush safely you may need to step away to let the vet in to do the test
  • Tests may have to be split over a number of days to ensure the vet can do it safely
  • The vet will not be able to enter your house or accept any form of refreshments
  • If the vet feels at any point that there is a danger to either party the test will be abandoned

Many thanks for your co-operation.