OV's can electronically receive notifications
and submit TB test results to AHVLA.
See the advantages and how to register page
for more information.
The service status is manually updated when there are Issues or Planned Maintenance which may affect Sam and/or the Government Gateway.
Planned maintenance and reported issues
Sam Downtime - Updated 09th December 2013
From 17:00 on Tuesday 10th December 2013 to 08:30 on Wednesday 11th December 2013
Government Gateway Downtime - Updated 09th December 2013
Updated 09th October 14:30
Routine tests (inc. CON, 6M, 12M, WHT, RHT and TR) that become overdue (i.e. The Due By date has been reached), have 10 days incorrectly added to the Due By date displayed in Sam. The original due date remains in force. We are working hard to correct this as soon as possible. A fix is planned for December 2013.
Updated 22nd October 17:00
When using the Adds Rows function to add multiple individual animals to a test, please ensure that you click the Add Rows button rather than the key after completing the number of rows field as required. Using the key will return an erroneous error message on the Test Details tab. -
Animals that are calculated to be ineligible for a test because they are less than 42 days are currently being displayed on both the Not Tested and the Captured Test Results tabs. Assigning them as Confirmed Not Eligible on the Not Test tab will update both tabs correctly. In cases of part tests, the animals can remain unconfirmed until the final part submission if required.
Working offline during planned maintenance
To minimise potential disruption users are reminded that they can download a Working Form from Sam in Excel. Test data can be captured in excel and uploaded back into Sam later.
Guidance on using excel can be found in Section 10, Part 2 and Section 12 of the Sam Official Veterinarian Practice Guide and the online e-learning module.