The Sampling Priorities section describes the priorities for surveillance sampling in situations where resources, including personnel, are limited.
The sampling priorities section should describe the order of importance or urgency for sampling particular premises and animals.
Determine the appropriate sampling frequency using the guidelines below.
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If resources, including personnel, are limited, begin sampling those premises in disease control zones most distant from the Control Area and work inwards towards the center of the Infected Zone.
On any premises where the total number of animals selected for sampling is less than the total number of animals on the premises, selection of animals should proceed in the following order: