Beginning December 15, 2014, USDA will no longer pay for swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) submissions that do not include a valid premises identification number (PIN.) If no PIN is included, diagnostic laboratories will charge the submitter for the test.
USDA will pay for testing regardless of test result. Approved sample types for reimbursement are intestines, feces or fecal swabs, oral fluids and environmental samples, specifically associated with a site with live pigs.
Swine producers and veterinarians now identify over 75% of the samples being currently submitted with a PIN. Please contact the Minnesota Board of Animal Health if you need a PIN, or have questions.