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Cattle semen

Country: Mongolia

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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.

Note
Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

Health certifications

As importing country health requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import permit and/or the country’s website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Health certificate

I, Dr ____________________________, an official veterinarian for the government of Australia certify to the best of my knowledge that:

  1. Country declaration

    1. 1.1 Australia has been free from the following diseases for 12 months prior to collection of the semen: bovine brucellosis, bovine tuberculosis, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, foot-and-mouth disease, haemorrhagic septicaemia, heartwater, rabies, rift valley fever, rinderpest, vesicular exanthema and vesicular stomatitis.

      The Department issues certification for country freedom based on advice obtained from the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer as reported to the OIE.

  2. Donor animals

    1. 2.1 The donor bulls were isolated from all other ruminants of lesser health status for 28 days prior to and during the collection period.

      The Department certification based on a declaration of isolation provided by the centre veterinarian.

    2. 2.2 During the collection period the donor bulls did not show any clinical signs of OIE listed diseases transmissible by artificial insemination.

      The Department issues certification based on a declaration by the centre veterinarian.

  3. Collection and processing

    1. 3.1 The semen collection centre has met the standard specified in the current OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code for collection and processing of bovine semen and is approved by AQIS for export purposes.

      The Department issues certification based on a successful audit and approval of the facility against the OIE Code.

    2. 3.2 The exported semen was collected and processed at an approved centre under the supervision of a veterinarian designated for this purpose by AQIS.

      The Department issues certification based on a successful audit of the facility against the OIE Code and a declaration by the centre veterinarian.

  4. Storage and transport

    1. 4.1 The semen was placed in individually identified straws, in accordance with the recommendations of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code. If a code is used to identify individual straws, an explanation of the code must accompany the consignment

      The Department issues certification based on a successful departmental tank audit at the time of export certification.

    2. 4.2. The semen was only stored with other semen or embryos of equivalent or better health status.

      The Department issues certification based on a successful audit of the facility against the OIE Code and a declaration by the centre veterinarian.

    3. 4.3. The semen was placed in new or disinfected transport containers filled with fresh (previously unused) liquid nitrogen.

      The Department issues certification based on the exporter’s or veterinarian’s declaration of new or disinfected transport containers and a departmental tank audit at the time of export certification.

    4. 4.4. Before shipment, the container with the semen identified above was sealed with an official seal by an AQIS Veterinarian.

      A departmental veterinarian will seal the container with an official seal at the time of export certification.

      The number of the seal being:

Other requirements

Centre veterinarian declaration

A declaration by the centre veterinarian is required for this export.

Other requirements

Based on agreed protocol of 29 November 2011.

Entry last reviewed 1 April 2022.

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Last updated: 3/07/2022 11:44 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:50 PM