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New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program


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Procedure for Completing Certification for NYSCHAP

I. Contact the regional state veterinarian and the NYSCHAP Coordinator.

II. Review the following materials for the NSYCHAP Core Module and submit the test to the NYSCHAP Coordinator.

      a. Biosecurity and Best Management Practices
      b. NYSCHAP Best Management Practices
      c. Procedures for Submitting NYSCHAP Forms
      d. NYSCHAP Application
      e. NYSCHAP Baseline Survey
      f. DL Herd Test Strategy Form
      g. NYSCHAP Herd Plan Cover Page
      h. NYSCHAP Herd Plan
      i. NYSCHAP Annual Evaluation Form
      j. Core Module Risk Assessment
      k. NYSCHAP Area Risk Assessment
      l. NYSCHAP Core Module: Case Studies
      m. NYSCHAP Overview Power Point Presentation

III. Review the following materials for the NYSCHAP Johne’s Disease Module and complete and submit the test to the NYSCHAP Coordinator.

      a. Clinical Description and Epidemiology of Johne’s Disease in Cattle
      b. Critical Management Points for Prevention and Control of Johne’s Disease in Dairy Cattle
      c. Critical Management Points for Prevention and Control of Johne’s Disease in Beef Cattle
      d. Concepts for Interpretation of Johne’s Disease Diagnostic Tests
      e. Johne’s Disease Diagnostic Tests – the ELISA
      f. Johne’s Disease Diagnostic Tests – Fecal Culture
      g. Testing – Choosing the Right Test for the Right Purpose
      h. Principles of Johne’s Prevention and Control
      i. How to Enroll a Farm in the Johne’s Disease Module
      j. Critical Management Point for Johne’s Disease in Dairy Herds
      k. NYSCHAP Johne’s Disease Risk Assessment Form
      l. Johne’s Disease Herd Testing Reference Manual
      m. Comments on Performance and Interpreting the Cornell Kinetics ELISA (KELA)
      n. Characteristics of the Cornell Kinetics Johne’s ELISA (KELA)

IV. To implement other modules please contact the NYSCHAP Coordinator for materials and tests.

V. Complete a herd plan for one of the virtual herds found on this web site. Submit to the NYSCHAP Coordinator. A member of the virtual herd development team and the coordinator will review this plan.

VI. Complete a herd visit and risk assessment with the regional state veterinarian. Prepare the herd plan and submit to the regional state veterinarian and the coordinator for review.

VII. As above.

VIII. Complete materials for the modules can be found on this web site