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Country: Uruguay

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Health certification

1. The semen must come from a country free of Foot and Mouth Disease and
BSE categorization (level I) declared by the Leading Scientific Committee
of the European Commission (CCD).

2. When semen collection is to be done, bulls must be clinically healthy.
Where bulls show symptoms of diseases that can be transmitted by semen,
collections will not be done and semen collected in the 30 (thirty)days
prior to their showing symptoms will be discarded.

3. In the twelve months preceding the date of semen collection, no cases of
bovine virus diarrhoea (BVD) occurred on the premises where the donor
bull has been kept.

4. The holstein donors have been tested with negative results for BLAD and CVM.
In addition, no anomalies derived from the presence of undesirable recessive
genes have been detected.

Pre-export preparations

. Prior to the entry to the Centre a minimum quarantine of 30 days must be
   observed. In such period of time acceptable diagnostic tests with negative
   results will be performed for the following diseases/organisms:

   - Brucellosis
   - Tuberculosis
   - Leptospirosis
   - Paratuberculosis
   - Blue Tongue
   - Bovine Viral Leucosis
   - Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
   - Campylobacteriosis
   - Trichomoniasis.

2. For Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis - if the bull is serologically
   positive, an aliquot of each semen collection was subjected to a virus
   isolation test, with negative results.

3. Bull Centres must be isolated from other farms or buildings with
   domestic animals.

4. Bulls in the Centre must not mate in a natural way while staying in
   the Centre, including the quarantine period, for a period of time of
   3 (three) months at least prior to initial semen collection.

5. The donors have been tested with negative results for BLAD and CMV, in
   addition no anomalies derived from the presence of undesirable recessive
   genes have been detected.

6. Semen collection dates and the results of the most recent serological
   tests for donor bulls from which semen was collected for export to
   Uruguay are recorded in the attached appendix.

7. Testing of donor bulls was carried out within the period 6 months
   before or after semen collection.
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APPENDIX:

1. Bull identification No.…………………………
   Collection dates:………………………………
                    …………………………………
                    …………………………………

Test results:
                             
Brucellosis - (Test date)(Result)
Tuberculosis - (Test date)(Result)
Leptospirosis - (Test date)(Result)
Paratuberculosis - (Test date)(Result)
Bluetongue - (Test date)(Result)
Enzootic bovine leucosis - (Test date)(Result)
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis - (Test date)(Result)
Campylobacteriosis - (Test date)(Result)
Trichomoniasis - (Test date)(Result)

Protocol last negotiated

MARCH 2003

Special conditions

1. The semen must come from Bull Centres approved by AQIS, according to
official certification from the exporting country, that either declares
there are ongoing veterinary inspections or that sanitary requirements
have been fulfilled.

2. All bulls in the Centre meet the requirements as stated in the Australian
bovine semen collection Standard, documented in Bovine Semen Collection
Centres,SCARM Report 64.

Health certificate

WHEN IMPORTING FROM BTV FREE COUNTRIES OR ZONES,VETERINARY ADMINISTRATIONS SHOULD REQUIRE:
for semen of ruminants and other BTV susceptible herbivores
the presentation of an international veterinary certificate attesting that:

1. the donor animals:

a) were kept in a BTV free country or zone for at least 100 days before
commencement of, and during, collection of the semen, or
b) were subjected to a serological test to detect antibody to the BTV
group, such as the BT competition ELISA or the BT AGID test, between
28 and 60 days after the last collection for this consignment, with
negative results, or
c) were subjected to a virus isolation test or polymerase chain reaction
(PCR) test on blood samples collected at commencement and conclusion of,
and at least every 7 days (virus isolation test) or at least every
28 days (PCR test) during, semen collection for this consignment, with
negative results for BTV;
d) the donors have been tested with negative results for BLAD and CMV, in
addition no anomalies derived from the presence of undesirable recessive
genes have been detected.

2. the semen was collected, processed and stored in conformity with the
provisions of either Appendix 3.2.1. or Appendix 3.2.2. of the OIE Code.
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WHEN IMPORTING FROM BTV INFECTED COUNTRIES OR ZONES, VETERINARY ADMINISTRATIONS SHOULD REQUIRE:
for semen of ruminants and other BTV susceptible herbivores
the presentation of an international veterinary certificate attesting that:

1. the donor animals:

a) were protected from Culicoides attack for at least 100 days before
commencement of, and during, collection of the semen, or
b) were subjected to a serological test to detect antibody to the BTV
group such as the BT competition ELISA or the BT AGID test, with
negative results, at least every 60 days throughout the collection
period and between 28 and 60 days after the final collection for
this consignment, or
c) were subjected to a virus isolation test or polymerase chain
reaction (PCR) test on blood samples collected at commencement and
conclusion of, and at least every 7 days (virus isolation test) or
at least every 28 days (PCR test) during, semen collection for
this consignment, with negative results for BTV;
d) the donors have been tested with negative results for BLAD and CMV, in
addition no anomalies derived from the presence of undesirable recessive
genes have been detected.

2. the semen was collected, processed and stored in conformity with the
provisions of either Appendix 3.2.1. or Appendix 3.2.2.CERTIFICATION:

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