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Ducks day old

Country: South Africa

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

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

Health requirements

Health certificate

  1. A registered veterinarian has inspected the flock of origin on__________________________(date), within 21 days of export of the ducklings, and has found them to be free from clinical signs of infectious and contagious diseases.

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the registered veterinarian(s) who examined the birds within 21 days of export and have found them to be free from clinical signs and any other evidence of infectious and contagious disease.

  2. There has been no evidence of the following diseases on the premises of origin during the past 12 months:
    • Newcastle disease, as defined in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code
    • Avian influenza, as defined in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code
    • Pasteurellosis
    • Riemerella anatipestifer
    • Duck virus hepatitis
    • Duck virus enteritis
    • Campylobacteriosis

    The Department issues certification based on:

    1. - for notifiable diseases in the State(s) or Territory(ies) of origin, a declaration from the relevant State or Territory government authority(ies) of no reported cases of disease in the farms or hatcheries of origin for a period of twelve months prior to the date of export

    2. - for non-notifiable diseases, a declaration from the registered veterinarian(s) responsible for monitoring the farm and/or hatcheries' poultry health system that the farms and hatcheries have remained free from any evidence of the disease for a period of twelve months prior to the date of export.
  1. There has been no evidence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum or Mycoplasma synoviae in the flock(s) of origin.

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the registered veterinarian(s) responsible for monitoring the farm(s) and/or hatchery's(ies') poultry health system that the farms and hatcheries have remained free from any evidence of the diseases listed above.

  2. (cross out inapplicable)

    On ___________________(date), being within 30 days prior to export, blood samples were taken at random from at least 60 birds comprising each flock of origin and tested for adenovirus 127 (egg drop syndrome '76) with negative results in each case

    OR

    Based on information provided in a written declaration provided by the owner/exporter, the flock(s) of origin have been vaccinated against egg drop syndrome '76 using a licensed product in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions

    The Department issues certification based on either a) a declaration from the exporter of testing and provision of associated laboratory results or b) a declaration from the exporter of vaccination of the source flock(s) as per the above condition.

  3. The birds comprising the flock(s) of origin have been routinely monitored (by bacteriology or PCR testing) for Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum with negative results in each case.

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the exporter of routine monitoring of the source flock(s) for the above Salmonellae and provision of associated negative laboratory results (bacteriology and/or PCR).

  4. The day-old ducklings were derived from breeding establishments and hatcheries that are regularly monitored by the Australian Government (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources) against relevant criteria in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

    The farm(s) and hatchery's(ies') of origin must have been inspected/audited by the Department within the past 12 months to demonstrate compliance with chapter 6.5 of the 2018 OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code. The Department issues certification based on the most recent approval certificate from the department.

  5. The flocks of origin and hatchery are located in Australia, which is officially free from highly pathogenic avian influenza as defined by the OIE Terrestrial Code and the ducklings for export will not transit any areas under official restrictions because of avian influenza.

    The Department issues certification based on:

    1. - Australia's reporting to the OIE of current freedom from highly pathogenic avian influenza as defined in the OIE Terrestrial Code
    2. - A transport plan provided to the department by the exporter.
  1. There have been no clinical signs of avian influenza in the flock(s) of origin in the 90 days prior to export. A representative sample of birds were tested serologically for Influenza A within 21 days of collection of the eggs for hatching for export with negative results. Sufficient birds were tested to achieve 99% confidence of detecting disease at 5% prevalence.

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the registered veterinarian(s) responsible for monitoring the farm(s) and/or hatchery's(ies') poultry health system that the flock(s) of origin have remained free from clinical signs of avian influenza in the 90 days prior to export and that samples have been collected as per the above conditions, and provision of associated negative laboratory results.

  2. The day-old ducklings were kept isolated in the hatchery from ducklings not of a similar health status.

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the exporter.

  3. The day old ducklings were loaded under veterinary supervision into new crates, which satisfy IATA regulations, and these were sealed under veterinary supervision with seal numbers: ____________

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the veterinarian supervising the loading and sealing of the crates.

Basis for Micor entry

Protocol agreed 13 November 2018

Entry last reviewed 14 July 2020

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Last updated: 3/07/2022 11:49 PMCreated: 8/11/2018 11:01 AM