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
Exporters must obtain an import permit from the Kingdom of Thailand Department of Livestock Development and meet the import health requirements specified by the Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
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.
- 1. A health certificate in English signed by a full-time authorized veterinary official of the government of the exporting country or endorsed by the said veterinarian in case the certificate was previously acknowledged by a veterinary supervisor of the semen production center, stating:
- 1.1 names and addresses of the semen production center and premises of origin,
- 1.2 number, species and breeds,
- 1.3 identify of the donor animal,
- 1.4 dates of semen collection,
- 1.5 Indelible identification marking on straws/ampoule of semen,
- 1.6 certification of condition items (2) to (11).
- 2. Australia has been free from Rinderpest, Peste des Petits Ruminants, Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia, Scrapie, Maedi-Visna, Caprine Arthritis/Encephalitis, Pulmonary Adenomatosis (Jaggsiekte), Sheep Pox and Goat Pox during the 24 (twenty-four) months prior to the first collection of semen for export and until the date of despatch of the semen to Thailand.
- 3. Australia has been free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and officially approved by the Office International des Epizooties (OIE).
- 4. The semen to be exported to Thailand has been produced from a semen production centre licensed by a veterinary authority of the Australian government and is under the direct supervision and sanitary control of an authorised veterinary official. The procedures for approval of the centre as well as health and hygiene control meet the relevant criteria set out in the OIE International Animal Health code.
- 5. The semen production centre is situated in an area where no clinical signs or other evidence of Bluetongue (BT) and other diseases caused by viruses related to BT virus has been found during the 12 (twelve) months prior to the first collection and until the date of despatch of the semen to Thailand.
- 6) The donor and teaser animals originate from flocks which are not subjected to any movement restrictions on health grounds. The flock of origin must be free from any diseases notifiable is the country and officially free from Caprine and Ovine Brucellosis including being free from clinical signs of:
- - Contagious agalactia (Mycoplasma agalactia), for at least six months.
- - Peste des Petits Ruminants, Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia, Caseous Lymphadenitis and Brucella ovis infection, for at least 12 (twelve) months,
- - Scrapie, Pulmonary Adenomatosis and Maedi-Visna and Caprine Arthritis/Encephalitis (CAE), for at least 3 (three) years.
- 7) The animals were in quarantine for a minimum of 30 (thirty) days where they were not in contact with any animal which did not have similar health status. During the quarantine, the animals were tested with negative results for the following diseases: Caprine and Ovine Brucellosis, Contagious caprine Pleuropneumonia and Tuberculosis, Maedi Visna and Caprine Arthritis/Encephalitis, Border disease and Bluetongue.
- 8) The donor and teaser animals used in the collection of the semen were kept in isolation at the AI centre for a period of at least 30 (thirty) days before being re-tested for the following diseases with negative results using test methods or other methods recommended by the Office International des Epizooties (OIE):
- 8.1 Tuberculosis- Australia is officially free of Tuberculosis and routine tests are applied at least every 12 months.
- 8.2 Brucellosis- Australia is officially free of Brucellosis and routine tests are applied at least every 12 months.
- 8.3 Bluetongue.
- 8.4 Maedi-Visna and Caprine Arthritis/ Encephalitis.
- 8.5 Leptospirosis
- 8.6 Johne’s Disease
- 9) The semen was derived from donor animals with normal libido and which have records of their fertility as well as records of their progeny possible to determine they have no association with any genetic defect.
- 10) The following antiobiotics have been added to the diluents: lincomycin, spectinomycin, tylosin and gentamycin.
- 11) The semen was collected, processed and stored strictly in accordance with the relevant criteria of the OIE International Animal Health Code.
- 12) The tanks have been sealed with DAWR Seals:
- 13) The tanks have been sealed with DAWR Seals:
Attachment to semen health certificate for export of ovine/caprine semen from Australia to the Kingdom of Thailand
The semen must be obtained from donors which are in a government licenced artificial breeding centre.
Basis for Micor Entry
Based on a permit issued in February 2018.
Entry last reviewed 21 June 2022.
26/05/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.