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Cattle semen

Country: Fiji

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements. Additional information to assist exporters with how to prepare reproductive material for export is available on the Department’s website.

An import permit is required.

Information about the process required to import animals into Fiji from Australia can be found on the Ministry of Agriculture Biosecurity Authority of Fiji website.

As the importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the importing country’s documentation carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Email
info@baf.com.fj
Note
Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

Health certification

The health requirements given in this entry are a guide only, based on conditions commonly found on Fiji's import permits.

Exporters preparing consignments of semen for export to Fiji must comply with the requirements on the import permit for that consignment.

Health certificate

As certified by the authorised veterinarian in charge of the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre-

(ii) That to the best of his knowledge, the bull has never shown any clinical evidence of infection with Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular vulvovaginitis virus.

As certified by the Government Veterinary Officer-

Australia is free from-

  • Foot and mouth disease
  • Rinderpest
  • Vesicular stomatitis
  • Jembrana disease
  • Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
  • Theileriosis (except T mutans)

Special conditions

Bovine semen may not be imported from the Northern Territory and areas of Western Australia and Queensland north of 22' south latitude.

The semen has been produced at an Approved Artificial Breeding Centre licensed by the relevant State/Territory Government.

If the semen has been previously imported into Australia such importation was undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Government of Australia.

As certified by the authorised veterinarian in charge of the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre-

  1. (iv) that the fertility of the donor bull has been consistently within the normal range.

  2. (v) that the donor bull is approved for widespread use in the country of origin.

For semen imported into Australia the following certifications are required-

  • from the authorised veterinarian in charge of the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre from which the semen is being re-exported stating that the semen has not been stored at a farm other than an Approved Artificial Breeding Centre and that it has never been stored in a flask which has been used on farm premises unless such flask was thoroughly disinfected inside and out before being used for storage of this semen
  • from a Government Veterinary Officer stating that the semen has been approved for use in Australia

Pre-export preparations

As certified by the authorised veterinarian in charge of the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre-

(i) the donor bull has been subjected to regular testing for-

  • Tuberculosis
  • Brucellosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Campylobacteriosis

with negative result.

that the bull was subjected to the complement fixation test (CFT) or agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGID) for Bluetongue not less than 30 nor more than 60 days after the collection of the semen included in the consignment, with negative result.

Product processing

The semen is packaged in individual doses sealed in either a plastic straw or glass ampoule clearly marked with the name of the donor bull and the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre batch number or date of collection of the semen.

As certified by the authorised veterinarian in charge of the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre-

that antibiotics have been included in the diluent and giving the names of the antibiotics used.

that the semen has not been stored at a farm other than an Approved Artificial Breeding Centre and that it has never been stored in a flask which has been used on farm premises unless such flask was thoroughly disinfected inside and out before being used for storage of this semen.

As certified by the Government Veterinary Officer-

When diluents containing egg yolk are used clinical Newcastle disease has not existed in the country of origin for the period from 6 months immediately prior to the collection of the semen to the date of signing of the certificate.

Port of entry requirements

Each consignment must be accompanied by -

  1. (a) A written description of the semen stating

    • the name and breed of the donor bull
    • the number of straws or ampoules and the dose volume

  2. (b) a certificate by the authorised Veterinarian in charge of the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre stating the requirements indicated above in the order given.

  3. (c) a certificate by a Government Veterinary Officer stating the requirements indicated above and the person supplying the certificate at (b) above is the authorised veterinarian in charge of the relevant Approved Artificial Breeding Centre. This certificate must be signed within 7 days of shipment.

Basis for Micor Entry

Based on conditions commonly found on Fiji’s import permits.

Entry last reviewed 29 June 2022.

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Last updated: 25/01/2023 10:10 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:45 PM