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General Information

1.       Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include GST; this will be added to the final invoice. GST is not charged to USA clients.

2.       The Test and Services Guide has 2 price selections.

a.       Supported Price (SK Only).

                                 i.      Supported price if for Food animals within Saskatchewan. Food animals are defined as those raised for food, fiber and other by-products and include cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, emus, ostriches, rheas, PMU and feedlot horses, game farmed animals, llamas, alpacas, vicunas, ranched fur-bearing animals, meat rabbits and farmed fish.

                             ii.    The Supported Price represents a price reduction funded by Saskatchewan Agriculture and/or, in specific cases, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

b.       List Price

                                  i.      List price applies to companion/other animals as well as out of province food animals.

                                 ii.      Fees for wildlife and animals used for sport (e.g. racehorses and pigeons) will normally be shown under the List price.

c.       If in doubt, please contact PDS.

3.       Diagnostic test results will be made available to Saskatchewan Agriculture, WCVM and, where appropriate, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This information is used for monitoring livestock health issues and disease trends as well as for teaching and academic research applications. Individual client and animal identification information will remain confidential, except as required by law for notifiable and reportable diseases.

4.       PDS shall retain ownership of all test data, reports and samples and intellectual property arising from submissions unless other arrangements are made in writing at the time of submission.

5.       All diagnostic samples related to animal health and disease, with the exception of whole animals submitted for necropsy, must be submitted through a veterinarian who is responsible for the clinical interpretation and application of the diagnostic test results. Animal owners who submit whole animals for necropsy must identify a veterinarian to whom a copy of the report will be sent to for interpretation and must inform the veterinarian that an animal has been submitted for necropsy.

6.       The Test and Services Guide lists the average price estimated for a single or small number of diagnostic samples in most cases. The costs of research and surveillance projects may vary from these. Special discounts and pricing may be available for large volumes, contracts and research projects. Please contact PDS for special pricing opportunities.

NOTE: Requests for research or cost estimates see Research, Surveillance and Other Specialized Testing section.

7.       A submission form is required when adding on tests to any previous submission. Fax add on test submission form to (306) 966-2488.

8.    A $10.00 handling fee will apply to requests for PDS to hold and maintain samples for further or future testing. This is non-refundable. Samples submitted for testing are routinely held for one week at no charge.