Protocol last negotiated
The semen shall be collected, handled, preserved and transported under a sanitary condition free from contamination by infectious agents.
Port of entry requirements
The consignment must be accompanied by an Official Health Certificate.
Australia (or district of origin) is free for from-
.African swine fever
and for the previous 5 years from-
.Foot and mouth disease
.Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
The premises of origin (farm) to be free from (not been known to occur)-
a) for the previous 1 year
.Malignant catarrhal fever (bovine malignant catarrah)
.Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease)
.Aujeszky's disease (pseudorabies)
b) for the previous 6 months
.Enzootic bovine leucosis
.Bovine virus diarrhoea
.Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular
In addition the cattle shall be inspected and found to have no signs of any of these communicable diseases within 30 days of semen collection.
The semen shall originate from an Approved Artificial Breeding Centre (as identified by its name and address) which is supervised by the veterinary authorities of Australia.
The donor bulls shall have been kept at the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre for at least 1 year and have not been used for natural mating.
Council of Agriculture
Republic of China
The donor bulls and all cattle in the same farm shall not be vaccinated against Foot and mouth disease, Rinderpest or Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia or with any other vaccines that have not been approved.
The individual donor bull shall be tested against the diseases listed below with negative results by the animal quarantine authorities (stating the test methods and dates, sampling dates and test results)-
.Bluetongue by complement fixation test (CFT) or agar gel
immunodiffusion test (AGID) or c-ELISA
.Brucellosis by tube agglutination test (negative is less than
.Tuberculosis by intradermal tuberculin test
.Campylobacteriosis (vibriosis) by culture of preputial
.Trichomoniasis by microscopic examination and culture of
.Enzootic bovine leucosis by agar gel immunodiffusion test
(AGID) or c-ELISA
.Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) by complement fixation
test (CFT) or fecal culture test or c-ELISA