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Cattle embryos

Country: Vanuatu

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Pre-export preparations

1. The testing requirements for the donors are stated in the veterinary
certification.

2. All laboratory tests have been carried out by an AQIS approved
laboratory.

Special conditions

1. The permit and all the required Sanitary Certification must accompany
the consignment to Vanuatu.

2. The term donor animals refers to female animals from which embryos
are collected and to the males, whose semen is used to fertilize their
ova.

3. The identification of the donor animals and the date/s of collection
must be shown on the veterinary certificates accompanying the embryos.

4. All straws must be permanently marked with the identification and
breed of the donor animals, the dates of collection and registration
of the embryo collection team. If a code is used for this information,
its decipher must accompany the consignment documentation

Transport requirements

1. The embryos for export to Vanuatu must be transported in sealed
transport containers. The number of the seal must be recorded in
veterinary certificate B.

Port of entry requirements

1. On arrival in Vanuatu, the consignment will be checked by an inspector
under the Animal Importation and Quarantine Act No. 7 of 1988 and
providing it complies with the conditions of the permit, a Permit to
Land will be issued and the consignment will be released to the importer.

2. The person in charge of the embryos must keep full records of their
distribution and make this available to a veterinary officer when
required.

Protocol last negotiated

FEBRUARY 2004

Health certificate

HEALTH CERTIFICATE

VETERINARY CERTIFICATE

Species: Cattle Embryos
To: Vanuatu
Import Permit No.: ______________________________
Country of Collection: Australia
Competent authority:_____________________________
Competent local authority:_______________________


I. INFORMATION CONCERNING DONORS, SIRES AND EMBRYOS:

DONOR COW -

No.of Embryos:
Registered Breed Name:
Herd Book Number:
Collection Date:
ID's of Straws:
Number of Straws:

DONOR SIRE -

Registered Breed Name:
Herd Book Number:
Collection Date:

II. ORIGIN OF THE EMBRYOS

IETS freeze code of the company processing the embryos:_______________
Exporter's Name and Addre__________________________________________
Name and registration number of Team Veterinarian:____________________
Contact address of embryo collection team:

III. DESTINATION OF THE EMBRYOS

The embryos will be sent from (place of loading):_____________________
To (country and place of destination):________________________________
By (means of transport, route and flight number):_____________________
Name and address of consignor:________________________________________
Name and address of consignee:________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

VETERINARY CERTIFICATE - A

PREMISES OF EMBRYO COLLECTION

I ,_____________________ the veterinary surgeon appointed to the
_______________________________embryo collection center certify that;


1. The embryo collection center or farm of collection has:

1.1 Never had a confirmed case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or
rabies;
1.2 Is not subject to any quarantine controls or restrictions on
account of disease.

2. DONOR ANIMAL REQUIREMENTS

2.1 The donor females were either:-

- Born in Australia;
or
- If imported into Australia, have been free of quarantine
restrictions on account of health for at least six months.

3. PROPERTY OF ORIGIN

3.1 Free from bovine Brucellosis and bovine Tuberculosis

3.2 Free from clinical signs of Johne's Disease in the last 3 years.

3.3 Free from clinical signs of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis,
Trichomonas fetus or Campylobacter fetus infection during the
previous 6 months.

3.4 Never had a confirmed case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.


4. SEMEN USED TO FERTILISE THE EMBRYOS WAS EITHER

- in the case of natural mating the health status of the male donors
is equivalent to that of the female donors,
or
- collected in a semen collection centre approved by AQIS for export
or
- the semen used to fertilise the embryos met or had equivalent
health status to Australia's semen export standards.

5. GENERAL TESTING REQUIREMENTS

5.1 Donors of Angus or Angus derivation have been tested at sometime
in their lives for mannosidosis with negative results using a
DNA, and granulocyte, serum or plasma test.

5.2 Donor of Brahman, Indu-Brazil, Beef Shorthorn or derived breeds
have been, at sometime in their lives, submitted to an approved
test for heterozygotes for type 2 alphaglycogenesis
(Pompes' Disease) and found not to be a heterozygote.

6. EMBRYO COLLECTION PERIOD

6.1 During the embryo collection period, the donor animals were
resident in the collection center / farm isolated from all
animals not of tested equivalent health status. During this
period the donor animals remained free of clinical signs of any
OIE Listed disease.

6.2 At the time of collection the female donors, male donors in the
case of natural mating, and all other animals isolated with the
donor in the collection centre, were examined by the Embryo
Collection Team Veterinarian and found to be in good health and
free from clinical signs of any OIE Listed disease..

6.3 All implements which come into contact with the embryos or the
donor animal during collection and processing shall be disposable
or shall be sterilized between uses.

6.4 Products of animal origin used during collection of the embryos
and in the transport medium shall be obtained from sources which
present no animal health risk or are so treated prior to use so
that such risk is prevented.

6.5 Only embryos with intact zona Pellucida and which conform to the
standards of Grade A or B 1 or 2 embryos as described in the
Manual of Procedures for the Sanitary Collection of Embryos of
the International Embryo Society (IETS) are eligible for importation
into Vanuatu.

6.6 The embryos were washed in accordance with current IETS procedure
including trypsin washing

All equipment used was replaced by new or sterilized equipment
between each washing.

6.7 For embyos placed in individual ampoules or straws the identity
of the donor cow and sire and the date of collection is either:-

a) marked on the ampoule or straws;
Or
b) printed or etched in code and the key for the code accompanies
the shipment.

7. STORAGE OF EMBRYOS

7.1 The embryos for this consignment were stored only with embryos
collected and certifiable for export to Vanuatu or with embryos
of equivalent health status.

7.2 All servicing of storage containers prior to export was carried
out under my supervision or that of the certifying full time
government veterinarian.

7.3 The embryos were stored in either new or previously sterilized
containers filled with fresh nitrogen and sent to the place of
loading and which have been sealed prior to dispatch from the
approved storage facilities.

7.4 The embryos in this consignment have been stored in the approved
facility for a minimum period of 30 days following the last date
of collection,


Signature of Approved Veterinarian:
Date:
Name and Address :

NB: This signature witnessed by a full time Government Veterinarian

Signature:
Date:
Name and Addre
_________________________________________________________________________

VETERINARY CERTIFICATE - B

I,__________________________ an Australia Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) veterinary Officer certify that:-

1. DISEASE FREEDOM

1.1 Australia is free from bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Foot and
Mouth Disease, bovine Brucellosis, Rabies and *Bovine Tuberculosis.

*Australia declared freedom from bovine tuberculosis on
31 December 1997.

1.2 No case of Rinderpest or Vesicular Stomatitis has occurred in
Australia during the 12 months prior to the collection of embryos.

2. PRE-COLLECTION PERIOD

All laboratory tests have been carried out by an AQIS approved
laboratory.

During the 30 day precollection isolation period the female donors
(and male donors if natural mating is used) were tested with negative
results for the following diseases:-

2.1 Brucellosis using either:-

The compement fixation test (negative is less than 1:2 pr 20 ICFU/ml;
Or
The ELISA test

Note: Australia is officially free of bovine brucellosis.


3. POST COLLECTION PERIOD

3.1 Between 21 and 60 days after collection of embryos, female donors
were tested with negative result for Q fever by either the
complement fixation test (CFT) or by ELISA.

Type of Test:_____________
Date of Sampling: __/__/__

3.2 Epizootic Haemorrhagic Disease

Female donors have been tested for Epizootic Haemorrhagic Disease
of deer with negative result by either Agar Gel Immunodiffusion
test (AGID) between 28 and 60 days after embryo collection or
virus isolation test or PCR on a blood sample taken on the day
of embryo collection

* Not required for donors which have never been outside of the
States of West Australia (South of latitude 26 degrees South),
Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

4. Either

The ____________________ embryo collection team is under the
supervision of a veterinary surgeon approved by the Federal Government
of Australia.

Or

The ____________________ embryo collection center is under the
supervision of a veterinary surgeon approved by the Federal Government
of Australia.

5. I have received and examined the records of the donor animals
histories, collection results and any diagnostic tests performed on
the donors in this consignment.

6. After due inquiry, I have no reason to doubt the truth of accuracy of
Veterinary Health Certificate A.

7. The premises where the embryos were collected and which the donor
animals for this consignment are kept is officially free of bovine
tuberculosis.

8. Prior to export, the transportation container was locked and sealed,
using seals bearing ______________ marks.

_________________________________

Veterinary OfficerAustralia Quarantine & Inspection Service

_________________________________

Official stamp and date

Product processing

1. Each donor female must remain resident on the embryo collection center
   or farm where the collections are to occur for the whole of the 30 day
   period prior to the first collection of embryos for each consignment. 

2. Only embryos with intact zona pellucida and which conforms to the
   standards of Grade A or B embryos as described in the “Manual of
   Procedures for the Sanitary collection of Embryos” of the International
   Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) are eligible for importation into
   Vanuatu.

3. The embryos must be collected at a dedicated embryo collection center
   or “on farm” by an embryo collection team.   This team must be
   supervised by an approved veterinarian.

4. The semen used to fertilize the embryos:-

   The health status of the male donors in the case of natural mating is
   equivalent to that of the female donors,

   or

   the semen used to fertilise the embryos has  been collected in a semen
   collection centre approved by AQIS for export

   or

   the semen used to fertilise the embryos met or had equivalent health
   status to Australia’s semen export standards.

5. The embryo collection team must be under periodic audit of its
   performance by the competent veterinary authority in Australia.

Permit requirements

1. A permit to import must be obtained from;

Principal Veterinary Officer
Vanuatu Quarantine and Inspection Service
Private Mail Bag 095
Port Vila
Vanuatu.

2. The importer must supply the following information:

- name and address of the exporter;
- name and address of the place of embryo collection;
- breed and identification of the donor animals.

3. Permits will be issued for single consignments only.

Health certification

1. The donor females must be born in Australia, or if imported into
Australia be clear of any quarantine restrictions and have been
resident in Australia for at least six months before the first
collection of embryos for export to Vanuatu.

2. Australia is free from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

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