Can non–veterinarians perform official trichomonosis testing?
Official trichomonosis testing must be done under the supervision of a veterinarian approved for sampling. That veterinarian must have a valid Veterinarian–Client–Patient Relationship (VCPR) with the herd owner and animals being tested. Testing performed without the supervision of an approved trichomonosis veterinarian, or testing performed without a valid VCPR with the approved trichomonosis veterinarian, will not be accepted for regulatory requirements, including sale and interstate movement. Reading tests must be done by a laboratory approved to read trichomonosis samples. Any positive trichomonosis test result(s), regardless of source, must be reported to CDFA within two days, and CDFA will investigate the source of the positive test(s) and possible exposure to neighboring herds.