SHIC Support for Diagnostic Fees
There are incidents of high or ongoing morbidity or mortality where an etiology is either not identified or there is a strong suspicion that the identified etiology is not the likely cause of the outbreak. In these cases, additional support for the fees of further diagnostic workup may help to identify newly introduced or emerging swine diseases. SHIC is offering funding for approved diagnostic testing in approved cases. A description of the requirements, submission and review process can be found here.
To start the process, the diagnostician associated with the case should fill out and submit the SHIC Diagnostician Form and ask the submitter to complete the Submitter Permission Form for the case file. The diagnostician of the case must be from a recognized public, accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory. A SHIC Diagnostician Panel will review the application and respond within 48 hours.