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Country: Thailand

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Health certification

Australia is free for at least the previous 3 years from-
.Foot and mouth disease
.Rinderpest
.Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
and there is no vaccination permitted for these diseases.

At all premises on which the donor females have resided during the period of 12 months prior to collection of embryos and until the date of despatch of the embryos all animals have been free from clinical or other evidence of-
.Bluetongue
.Epizootic haemorrhagic disease
.Enzootic bovine leucosis
.Tuberculosis
.Brucellosis
.Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular
vulvovagenitis
.Vesicular stomatitis
.Campylobacterosis
.Trichomoniasis
.Leptospirosis (clinically)

At all premises on which the donor males have resided during the period of 12 months prior to collection of semen all animals have been free from clinical or other evidence of-
.Bluetongue
.Epizootic haemorrhagic disease
.Enzootic bovine leucosis
.Tuberculosis
.Brucellosis
.Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/infectious pustular
vulvovagenitis
.Vesicular stomatitis
.Campylobacterosis
.Trichomoniasis
.Leptospirosis (clinically)

Pre-export preparations

The donor femals are to be either isolated for 30 days on their farms of origin immediately preceding movement to the approved embryo collection centre or isolated at the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre for 30 days prior to the first collection.

During the 30 days period of isolation the donor females must be subjected to the following tests with negative results and treatments-
.Tuberculosis by single intradermal tuberculin test read at 72
hours using bovine PPD
.Brucellosis by complement fixation test (CFT) using Brucella
abortus antigen
.Enzootic bovine leucosis by agar gel immunodiffusion test
(AGID)
.Leptospirosis (serovars recognised in Australia - pomona and
hardjo) by microscopic agglutination test or receive 2
injections of dihydrostreptomycin (25 mg/kg liveweight) at 14
day interval, the second injection being made within 24 hours
before the end of the isolation period

The donor males must have been resident in an Approved Artificial Breeding Centre for at least the previous 6 months prior to semen collection. The Thai authorities have indicated that they will consider exemptions to this requirement to allow only 1 month residency provided the following procedures are followed-

1. All documents must be submitted through Austrade, Bangkok (facsimile 0011-662-287 2589) under normal fee-for-service arrangements.

2. A letter is required requesting that the donor animals be resident on the Approved Artificial Breeding Centre for only 1 month.

3. A certifying document from a Government Veterinarian is also required indicating that-
A. The farm from which the donor animals came is free from
diseases (the farm's name and location must be stated).
B. When the animals were brought into the centre they were
tested with negative results for-
.Brucellosis
.Tuberculosis
.Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease)
.Leptospirosis
.Campylobacteriosis
.Trichomoniasis
.Enzootic bovine leucosis
(These are the normal entry requirements for Approved
Artificial Breeding Centres)
C. That the animals were resident in the centre for 1 month.

The donor males must be routinely tested with negative results for-
.Tuberculosis
.Brucellosis
.Enzootic bovine leucosis
.Bluetongue
.Leptospirosis
with the last test for each disease to be carried out within 30 days prior to semen collection.

Port of entry requirements

A veterinary health certificate is to be issued within 2 days of
departure by a full-time authorised Veterinary Officer stating-
.the name and address of the Approved Artificial Breeding
Centre at which the donor female was resident during the
period of collection together with the dates of residence on
that centre
.the names and addresses with dates of residency of all
premises where the donor female has been resident during the
12 months prior to entry into the Approved Artificial
Breeding Centre
.the breed, name, eartag numbers or other identification of
the donor females
.the breed name and eartag number or other identification of
the donor male from which the semen was collected, dates of
collection and address of the Approved Artificial Breeding
Centre
.the dates of embryo collection
.the number of ampoules
.the number of embryos in the consignment
.the indelible marking on the ampoules of embryos
.the conditions and laboratory tests which have been carried
out under Isolation, Testing, Treatment and Vaccinations and
Disease Freedoms
.the donor females must be certified to be at least 22 months
of age at the time of collection
.so far as can be ascertained and following clinical
examination of the donor females, neither they or the donor
males nor their sires, dams, siblings and offspring have
shown any evidence of genetic defects.

Permit requirements

Application for permission to import must be made to the
quarantine veterinarian at the port of entry not less than 15 days
prior to importation.

The permit is issued by the Director General of Department of
Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives.

Protocol last negotiated

APRIL 1990

Special conditions

1. The donor animals must have been conceived, reared and continuously
resident in Australia since birth.

2. The embryos must be collected in an Approved Artificial Breeding
Centre (approved for the purpose by a duly authorised veterinary
officer).

3. The Approved Artificial Breeding Centre must include all land and
buildings within a perimeter fence to which animals are consigned
as donors. The Approved Artificial Breeding Centre must be
constructed so that livestock within the centre have no contact
with other livestock.

4. The part of the premises which will be used to house the embryo
donors should be de-populated and subsequently cleansed and
disinfected to the satisfaction of a duly authorised veterinary
officer before the entry of the donor females.

5. No livestock other than the donor females shall be moved onto
the disinfected premises during the 30 days prior to the first
collection for export and until the whole period of collection.
Every precaution shall be taken to prevent any contamination.

6. A duly authorised veterinarian must supervise the procedures of
embryo collection to ensure that collection, processing, storage and
quarantine of embryos takes place only in accommodation set aside
for the purpose under conditions of strictest hygine. The export
embryos must be stored in separate flasks and kept locked after
processing.

7. After processing and until despatch the embryos must be stored
in the approved quarantine accommodation under quarantine conditions
approved by and under the control of a duly authorised veterinary
officer for a minimum period of 28 days. The quarantine accommodation
must be situated at least 0.5 km from any bovine, porcine, ovine and
caprine animals.

8. The donor females must be certified to be at least 22 months of age
at the time of collection.

9. Any semen used to inseminate the donor females must be derived
from bulls which comply fully with the specified conditions applying
to donor males.

10.So far as can be ascertained and following clinical examination of
the donor females, neither they or the donor males nor their sires,
dams, siblings and offspring have shown any evidence of genetic
defects.

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