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Country: Fiji

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Permit requirements

Application form for Import Permit available from: http://www.agriculture.gov.fj/
OR
Ministry of Agriculture
Animal & Health & Production Division
GPO Box 15829
SUVA, FIJI
PH: 679 3315 322

Health certificate

1. Australia is free from foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, rabies, haemorrhagic septicemia, bovine brucellosis (Brucella abortus), rift valley fever, vesicular stomatitis, heart water and vesicular exanthema.

2. Australia is recognised as having a negligible bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk, in accordance with the BSE chapter in the current OIE code.

3. The embryos originated from donors from properties free from clinical cases of anthrax for the last 6 months.

4.The donor animals showed no clinical signs of bluetongue on the day of collection, and


The donor animals were kept in a BTV free zone for at least 60 days before commencement of, and during, embryo collection,
Or
The donor animals showed no clinical signs of bluetongue on the day of collection, and

The donor animals were subjected to a test, with negative result, with a C-ELISA to detect antibodies against the BTV group on a blood sample collected between 21 and 60 days after embryo collection for this consignment,
Or
The donor animals showed no clinical signs of bluetongue on the day of collection, and

The donor animals were subjected, with negative results, to a virus isolation test for BTV, or an RT- PCR test on a blood sample taken on the collection day of embryos for this consignment.

5.The embryo collection team and laboratory is approved by and under the supervision of the official veterinary service of Australia

6. The embryo collection team and laboratory meet the requirements of the "Conditions applicable to the embryo collection team" and the "Conditions applicable to processing laboratories" described in the current OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

7.The embryos were collected and processed under the supervision of the authorised embryo collection team veterinarian.

8.The following diseases have not been confirmed during the past 6 months on the properties or ET centers from which the donor cows originate;

  • Bovine Viral Diarrhoea
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Chlamydial abortion (Chlamydia abortus)
  • Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
  • Enzootic bovine leucosis
  • Akabane

9. Each donor cow has been tested for the following diseases between 21 days to 60 days after embryo collection with negative results (delete if not applicable)

Campylobacteriosis (only if bred by natural service):

Serum immunofluorescent antibody test
Or
Culture of vaginal mucus

Trichomoniasis (only if bred by natural service):

Culture of vaginal mucus

Bovine viral diarrhoea:

Antigen capture ELISA on Peripheral blood lymphocytes
Or
Virus isolation test on whole blood serum involving two passages in tissue cultures. Cultures were checked by immunofluorescence staining technique.
Or
PCR

Akabane:

Serum neutralization test at 1:4 dilutions
Or
ELISA
Or
Complement Fixation Test (CFT)
Or
Virus Isolation

Paratuberculosis tested by

Absorbed ELISA
 Or
Faecal culture if ELISA positive

10.  Semen used to artificially inseminate donor cows, was produced and processed in accordance with the appropriate chapter of the current OIE Code. (delete if not applicable)

11.  Collection, processing, washing with trypsin, freezing and labelling of embryos has been done by an embryo collection team approved by the official veterinary service of Australia in accordance with the recommendations of the manual of the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) and the standards of the OIE.

12. All donor cows have originated from farms located in areas which have not been under any restrictions with respect to nationally notifiable bovine diseases transmitted by embryos on the farm or ET center during the past 6 months.

The embryos were stored in a liquid nitrogen container and sealed by an official government Veterinarian with an official seal bearing the number­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________

Protocol last negotiated

August 2017

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