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Cattle embryos

Country: Uruguay

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Health certification

1. The exporting country is officially free of:

- Bovine Pest (Rinderpest)
- Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia
- Contagious Nodular Dermatosis (Lumpy skin disease)
- Foot and Mouth Disease
- Bovine brucellosis
- bovine tuberculosis
- vesicular stomatitis

and the vaccination against these diseases is banned in the country.

2. The donor-cow was born and grew in the country of origin, or it has
remained in the country at least 6 months prior to embryos collection
and is from a country with the same sanitary status than Australia.

3. The donor-cow comes from a rodeo (farm) which is clinically free of
Q Fever; vibriosis, trichomoniasis and IBR during the last 12 months
prior to embryos collection and it is clinically free of Bovine Leucosis,
Blue Tongue and Paratuberculosis during the last 2 years prior to
embryos collection.

4. As far as it can be verified, the donor-cow, as well as its parents,
are free of genetic faults and health problems caused by genetic factors.

5. The female donor was inseminated artificially with semen that has the
required health conditions.

6. The female donor has been regularly examined and has been found to be
free of clinical signs of disease.

Pre-export preparations

The donor-cow returned negative results for the following diseases in the period between 3 months prior to and 3 months after the collection of embryos for exportation.

1. Tuberculosis: Intradermal test in the caudal fold with tuberculin


country-free official certification

2. Brucellosis: Negative SAT or CFT


country-free official certification

3. Vesicular Stomatitis: Negative SN test, dilution 1:8


country-free official certification

4. IBR: Negative SN test, 1:8


embryos are treated with trypsin according to IETS recommendations

Protocol last negotiated

MARCH 2003

Product processing

1. - All embryos were washed and treated with trypsin according to IETS
- Each of the washing was made in a dilution of 100 prior to the
preceding washing and a sterile pipette was used for each transfer.
- If they are treated with trypsin, the IBR test can be omitted.

2. Only embryos from the same donor were washed and treated together.
After the last washing, embryos were examined microscopically in order
to guarantee that the pellucid zone is intact and they are free of
adherent materials.

3. The collection, handling and storing of embryos were made according
to the manuals of IETS (Manual of the International Society of Embryo
Transfers) as well as the International Office of Epizooties Code.

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Last updated: 3/07/2022 11:22 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:40 PM