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Country: Japan

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Health certificate

Name and breed of the donor bull, collection date, quantity of straws or ampules and identification number etc marked on straws or ampules.

Name and address of premises of origin.

Sanitary Information

1. Australia has been free of foot and mouth disease, rinderpest,
contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, vesicular stomatitis, lumpy skin disease
rabies, Rift Valley fever, Aujeszky's disease, haemorrhagic
septicaemia, trypanosomiasis and bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE) for at least six (6) months before
collection of the exported semen.


2. The bull from which the exported semen was collected
(hereinafter referred to as "the donor bull") has remained in
Australia for at least six (6) months and has not been used
for natural service.

3. There has been no clinical, microbiological or serological
evidence of bluetongue, brucellosis, tuberculosis,
paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), leptospirosis, infectious
balanoposthitis, vibriosis (campylobacteriosis),
trichomoniasis and enzootic bovine leucosis on the premises
(including the AI centre, hereinafter referred to as "the
premises of origin") for at least six (6) months immediately
before a commencement of the examinations in item 4.

4. The donor bull have undergone the following examinations with
negative results within six (6) months immediately before
collection of the exported semen.

(1) bluetongue by agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGID)*


(2) brucellosis by tube agglutination test (reaction less
than 50 IU/ml)*


(3) tuberculosis by tuberculin intradermal reaction test*


(4) paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) by faecal culture test, or Johnin
intradermal reaction test AND complement fixation test (CFT)*


(5) leptospirosis by agglutination-lysis test (reaction
less than 50% of agglutination at a dilution of 1:400 as to L pomona, L
hardjo, L icterohaemorrhagiae,L canicola and L grippotyphosa)*


(6) infectious balanoposthitis by clinical inspection*


(7) vibriosis (campylobacteriosis) by culture test of preputial cavity washings*


(8) trichomoniasis by microscopic examination of preputial
washings and culture test*


(9) enzootic bovine leucosis by agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGID)*

* insert date of test

5. The donor bull and other animals within the premises of origin
have to be free of clinical evidences of any infectious
diseases, at the time of collection of the exported semen.

6. The exported semen was collected and processed under the
supervision of a veterinary official of the government
authorities of Australia or a veterinarian accredited by the
said government authorities at the facilities where sanitary
conditions are secured.

7. The diluent used for processing the exported semen is be free
of animal infectious disease agents.

8. Ampules or straws used for packing the exported semen shall be
marked with numbers etc of each donor bull and the date of
each collection so as to be checked with the inspection
certificate in item 9.

9. The government authorities of Australia shall be responsible
for issuing an inspection certificate stating the following
items for each of the donor bull on shipping the exported
semen to Japan.
(1) Each of items 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.
(2) Dates, methods and results of the examinations and
inspections for each disease in item 4.
(3) Name and breed of the donor bull, collection date,
quantity of straws or ampules and identification number
etc marked on straws or ampules.
(4) Name and address of premises of origin.

Special conditions

In addition to these export health requirements commercial semen exports must also be accompanied by an Import Semen Certificate issued by an Australian organisation approved under the Japanese Law for Improvement and Increased Production of Livestock (Law No 209 enacted on May 27 1950 as amended). The Japanese Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has approved the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders' Association Inc (ARCBAI) for this purpose. Prior to collecting any semen for export to Japan, exporters should contact ARCBAI directly to obtain the relevant details. Only semen accompanied by the relevant ARCBAI certificate will be permitted for export. ARCBAI contact details are as follows:

Australian Registered Cattle Breeders' Association Inc
National Secretariat
Agricultural Business Research Institute
University of New England
ARMIDALE NSW 2351

[Telephone: 067 733555]
[Facsimile: 067 725376]



The item numbers given below on the health requirements relate to the Health Certificate.

2. The bull from which the exported semen was collected
(hereinafter referred to as "the donor bull") has remained in
Australia for at least six (6) months and has not been used
for natural service.

6. The exported semen shall be collected and processed under the
supervision of a veterinary official of the government
authorities of Australia or a veterinarian accredited by the
said government authorities at the facilities where sanitary
conditions are secured.

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Protocol last negotiated

MAY 1985

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Last updated: 3/07/2022 11:38 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:48 PM