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Please Note

Cases of suspected emergency or exotic disease should be reported in the first instance to state agriculture authorities, not directly to ACDP. If you are unsure who to contact, call the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.

Testing for SARS-CoV2 in animals

ACDP is able to test for SARS-CoV2 in animals if required. Please note that any requests for such testing must go via state animal health authorities in the first instance.

Important Lab Dates

Christmas - New Year - Test Schedule Changes From 13/11/2020 to 3/01/2021
Tests by DateSample Arrive By COBResult Available By COB
Mon 21st - Fri 25th Dec 2020
Hendra/Nipah SNT (no test run Fri 25th Dec)Fri 18th DecThu 24th Dec
Hendra ELISA (note no SNT backup until Tue 5th Jan)Tue 22nd DecWed 23rd Dec
Nipah ELISA (note no SNT backup until Tue 5th Jan)Mon 21st DecWed 23rd Dec
Rabies FAVNFri 18th DecWed 23rd Dec
Brucella canis SATMon 21st DecWed 23rd Dec
Ehrlichia canis IFAMon 21st Dec / Tue 22nd DecTue 22nd Dec / Wed 23rd Dec
Leishmania infantum FATTue 22nd DecWed 23rd Dec
Leptospira canicola MATTue 22nd DecWed 23rd Dec
Mickleham PEQ influenza PCR testing (dog, horse)Samples to arrive by 11am Wed 23rd DecThu 24th Dec
Mon 28th Dec 2020 - Fri 1st Jan 2021 inclusive - routine testing not available
Mon 4th Jan 2021 - Fri 8th Jan 2021
Hendra/Nipah SNT - extra testMonday 4th JanFri 8th Jan
Routine testing as normal

Beware altered courier schedules for public holidays! Let us know if you are planning to send a sample to arrive on a public holiday. For Victorian public holidays click here.

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