The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has amended the DQP Training Presentation originally distributed to HIOs on February 5, 2015.  The new presentation clarifies the protocol for inspection on scar rule by stating:

"If abnormal tissue is detected, attempt to spread the tissue by palpating along any raised tissue and also across (perpendicular to) the raised tissue."  This addition is on slide 33 of the presentation.

Click here to view the updated version.