Live Animals

Horse Live

PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

 
Obtainable from -
Chief Inspector of Stock
P.O. Box 417
Konedobu.
Updated: 27 Aug 2014

PROTOCOL LAST NEGOTIATED

 
MAY 1989
Updated: 27 Aug 2014

PORT OF ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 
The owner/agent to make a statutory declaration that -
(a) The horses are free from infectious and contagious disease.
(b) The horses have not been in contact with diseased animals for the 30 days prior to shipment and have been isolated for that period.
(c) The horses were transported to the vessel for embarkation in trucks from which all excreta was removed and the floor washed
with a disenfectant solution at a concentration specified by the makers to be bactericidal.

The horses to be examined 48 hours before embarkation and found in good health and free from infectious and contagious diseases, ticks, stickfast flea and all external parasites.
Updated: 27 Aug 2014

PRE-EXPORT PREPARATIONS

 
The horses must not be in contact with diseased animals for the 30 days prior to shipment and be kept isolated for that period.

All horses originating from or shipped from ports in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia north of the 20th. parallel or the tick quarantine area of New South Wales -
(i) To be dipped or sprayed at least 3 times at intervals of
5-10 days with an organo-phosphate, carbamate or
insecticide approved by the Chief Veterinary Officer in
the state of origin.
(ii) The last treatment to be within 48 hours of shipment and
after inspection by a government veterinary officer
(iii) Horses originating from outside these areas and
considered free from cattle tick -
To be sprayed or dipped with an insecticide, approved
by the Chief Veterinary Officer for the treatment of
lice, within 48 hours of shipment.

Testing for Equine viral arteritis
(a) The horses (all horses regardless of sex) have been subjected to 2 serum neutralisation tests (SNT), at a minimum of 21 days apart, during the 30 day isolation period and have shown a negative reaction at serum dilutions up to and including 1:4
(b) Additionally for stallions, stallions have also been subjected to virus isolation from semen collected during the 30 day isolation period and have shown no evidence of infection.
Updated: 27 Aug 2014

TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS

 
The horses must be transported to the vessel for embarkation in trucks from which all excreta was removed and the floor washed with a disenfectant solution at a concentration specified by the makers to be bactericidal.
Updated: 27 Aug 2014

HEALTH CERTIFICATION

 
The horses must originate from a property where no outbreak of-
.Equine infectious anaemia
.Contagious equine metritis
has been known to occur.

The horses are free from infectious and contagious disease.
Updated: 27 Aug 2014