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ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE 1

Import permit number ................

Species and Category Caprine Embryos

Importing country Vanuatu

Exporting copuntry Australia

Ministry/Department DPIE

Service AQIS

Region/District/Province/State ........................

I. Information Concerning The Donors And Embryos
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Name and Tattoo or Flock book Date of Straw Number of
breed tag No number collection ID straws
Batch No
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Total number of straws: ............

Materials used in embryo processing ..............................
(flushing fluids, washing fluids ..............................
antibiotics, cryopreservatives etc.)..............................
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II. Origin of Embryos

Exporter Name:......................................

Exporter Addre..............................................

Place of origin of the embryos: ...............................

III. Destination of the Embryos

Consignee name: ...............................................

Consignee addre ............................................

Nature and identification of the means of transport of the embryos: .....................................................

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ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE 2

Colection Centre Veterinary Certificate

I, ........................................(block letters)
of................................................................
being AQIS approved veterinarian responsible for the supervision of the collection centre of the embryos to which this certificate applies, hereby certify that:

1. Endorsement

Each animal resident in the collection centre was clearly identified with visible marks and a full descriptionof each donor for this consignment is attached with Appendix 1, Part A.

2. Disease Freedom

a) Premises of origin

After due enquiry, I am satisfied that Brucella ovis infection
or pestivirus infection (Border disease) has not been known to
occur on any premises where the donors have been during the 2
years prior to the last collection of embryos for this
consignment.

b) Residency

The donors for this consignment were continuously resident in
Australia since birth; and the donors were not under
quarantine or other official restriction for suspicion of
disease during the time of residence in the collection centre;
OR
The donors for this consignment have been subjected to a
scrapie freedom assurance program (SFAP) which has been
approved by the Director of Animal abd Plant Quarantine
(Australia).

c) Fertilisation of the female donors.

The female donors were fertilised by either:
. semen collected from a donor male of equivalent tested
health status as the donor female;
OR . natural mating of male and female donors of tested
equivalent health status.

d) Genetic defects

After due enquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief,
neither the donors nor their sires or dams are known to carry
any genetic defect.

3. Quarantine

a) The donors of embryos in this consignment have been subjected
to the following quarantine periods:

. pre-collection residency in the collection centre (or other
approved premises) for the whole of the 30 days prior to the
first collection of embryos for this consignment;
and
. collection residency in the collection centre for the whole of
the period while embryos were being collected for this
consignment;

b) during the per-collection and collection periods, all
collection od samples for diagnostic tests were performed
under my supervision and the samples were forwarded for
testing to a laboratory approved by AQIS.

c) during the collection period, each donor and any in-contact
animals were inspected by me on each day of collection of
embryos for this consignment and they remained healthy and
free from evidence of infectious or contagious disease.

d) during the collection period, I attended all natural matings
or artificial inseminations and collections, all accepted
embryo collection and processing procedures were observed and
the embryos collected are actually certified as to idntity and
date of collection.

4. Testing

a) all testing was performed in laboratories approved by AQIS.

b) during the pre-collection residency period, each donor was
subjected to:
. an agar gel immunodiffusion test or an ELISA test for caprine
arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) with a negative result in each
case.

5. Embryos collection and processing

a) all collections and processing of embryos for this consignment
were performed first on each day of collection.

b) all items of equipment used for the collection and processing
of embryos in this consignment, if not disposable, were
thoroughly cleaned and sterilised as appropriate between uses
for successive donors. In the case of disposable equipment,
each item was discarded after a single use.

c) since collection, the embryos have not been exposed to any
substance of animal origin other than:

. serum albumin that is microbiologically sterile;
OR
. serum or serum albumin derived from an animal or animals that
has/have been tested and found sero-positive and virus
negative for pestivirus infection;
OR
. serum or serum albumin that has been tested free from
pestivirus by cell culture inoculation in primary bovine tests
or bovine turbinate cells on each of two passages, each
passage have been subject to either direct fluorescent
antibody staining or the peroxidase test to detect any
possible non-cytopathogenic strains of virus.

d) each embryos was washed at least 10 times in accordance with
IETS recommendations.

e) immediately followinfg washing, each embryo was examined over
its entire surface at a magnification of at least 50 X and the
zona pellucida was intact and free from adherent material.

6. Embryo storage

a) following microscop examination, each embryo was placed in an
ampoule or straw (containing not more than 3 embryos from the
same donor) which was permanently identified with eithr the
identification of the donors and the date of collection or a
code from which this information may be readily determined.

b) the embryos for this consignment were stored only with embryos
collected to a standard for export to Vanuatu in either new
and unused containers or disinfected in a manner approved by
AQIS.
c) the refrigerant used in the containers has not been used for
any other purposes.

d) the embryos in this consignment were stored under security in
sealed containers from the time of collection to the time of
export at a place approved by AQIS under either my supervision
or the supervision of AQIS.

e) all servicing of storage containers for this consignment was
performed under either my supervision or the supervision of an
officer of AQIS.




Signature ................. Date ......................


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ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE 3

Government Health Certificate


I,...............................................(block letters)
of .....................................(address) being a full time Government Veterinary officer of AQIS hereby certify that:

1. Endorsement

After due inquiry, I have no reason to doubt the truth or accuracy of the certificate by the collection centre veterinarian at Animal Health Certificate 2 which applies to the embryos to which this certificate applies as identified and described with Animal Health Certificate 1.

2. Disease Freedom

During the 1 year period prior to the date of the first collection of embryos for this consignment and during the period since that date, Australia has remained free from the following diseases:

. clinical bluetongue
. foot and mouth disease
. maedi-visna
. peste de petits ruminants
. pulmonary adenomatosis
. Rift Valley fever
. scrapie
. sheep and goat pox

3. Embarkation

a) Audit
The final audit of embryos in this consignment and the
sealing of the transport storage container was performed under
the supervision of a full time officer of AQIS.

b) Transport
The seal on the transport storage container was intact at the
time of export.



Signature ......................
(AQIS Veterinary Officer)


NOTE: An official stamp must be applied to all pages.

Protocol last negotiated

20 November 1997

Pre-export preparations

1. The donors of embryos in this consignment have been subjected
to the following quarantine periods:

a) pre-collection residency in the collection centre (or other
approved premises) for the whole of the 30 days prior to the
first collection of embryos for this consignment;

b) collection residency in the collection centre for the whole of
the period while embryos were being collected for this
consignment.

2. During the pre-collection residency period each donor was
subjected to an agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGID) or an
ELISA test for caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) with a
negative result in each case.

. all collection of samples for diagnostic test were performed
under supervision of AQIS approved veterinarian;

. all samples were processed in an AQIS approved laboratory.

Permit requirements

1. Obtainable from:

Principal Veterinary Officer
Department of Livestock
Private Mail Bag 95
Port Vila
Republic of Vanuatu
PH; 678 23 519
678 25 702
Fax:678 23 185

2. A full description of each donor, including tattoo or tag
number, must be provided.

3. Each consignment must be accompanied by by a valid import
permit (valid for 6 months from the date of issue).

Special conditions

1. Each consignment of embryos must be consigned to the Vanuatu
importer care of the Department of Livestock Vanuatu.

2. Each animal resident in the collection centre was clearly
identified with visible marks and a full descreiption of each
donor for this consignment is attached in certification.

3. Importation is restricted to:

a) embryos collected from donors which have been continuously
resident in Australia since birth;

b) or embryos derived from goats which have undergone a scrapie
freedom assuranc program in Australia, and their progeny;

c) embryos collected from donors residents of a collection centre
which has been approved for the export of caprine embryos to
Vanuatu by AQIS.

4. The collection must be under the supervision of a veterinarian
specifically approved by AQIS.

Health certification

1. During the 1 year period prior to the date of the first
collectionof embryos for the consignment and during the period
since that date, Australia has remained free from the
following diseases:

. clinical bluetongue
. foot and mouth disease
. maedi-visna
. peste de petits ruminants
. pulmonary adenomatosis
. Rift Valley fever
. scrapie
. sheep and goats pox

2. Premises of origin must be free from:

. Brucella ovis
. Border disease

on any premises where the donors have been during the 2 years
prior to the last embryo collection for this consignment.

3. During the collection period, each donor and any in-contact
animals were inspected by AQIS approved veterinarian each day
of embryo collection for this consignment and they remained
healthy and free from evidence of infectious or contagious
disease.

Port of entry requirements

1. The final audit of embryos in this consignment and the sealing
of the transport storage container was performed by full time
AQIS Officer.

2. Each consignment must be accompanied by a valid permit to
import and the appropriate health certificate.

Product processing

1. The female donors were frtilised by either:

. semen collected from a donor male of equvalent tested health
status as the donor female;
OR
. natural mating of female donors of tested equivalent health
status.

2. During the collection period all natural matings and/or
artificial inseminations were supervised by AQIS approved
veterinarian.

3. Neither the donors or their sires or dams are known to carry
any genetic defect.

4. Embryo collection and processing was supervised by AQIS
approved veterinarian.

5. All collections and processing of embryos for this consignment
were performed first on each day of collection.

6. All items of equipment used for the collection and processing
of embryos in this consignment, if not disposable, were
thoroughly cleaned or sterilised as appropriate between uses
for successive donors. In the case of disposable equipment,
each item was discarded after a single use.

7. Since collection, the embryos have not been exposed to any
substance of animal origin other than:

a) serum albumin that is microbiologically sterile;
OR
b) serum or serum albumin derived from an animal or animals that
has/have been tested and found sero-positive and virus
negative for pestivirus infection;
OR
c) serum or serum albumin that has been tested free from
pestivirus by cell culture inoculation in primary bovine tests
or bovine turbinate cells on each of two passages, each
passage have been subject to either direct fluorescent
antibody staining or the peroxidase test to detect any
possible non-cytopathogenic strains of virus.

8. Each embryos was washed at least 10 times in accordance with
International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) recommendations.

9. Immediately following washing, each embryo was examined over
its entire surface at a magnification of at least 50 X and the
zona pellucida was intact and free from adherent material.

10. Following microscope examination, each embryo placed in an
ampule or straw (containing not more than 3 embryos from the
same donor) which are permanently identified with either the
identification of the donors and the date of collection or a
code from which this information may be readily determined.

11. The embryos for the consignment were stored only with embryos
collected to a standard for export to Vanuatu in either new
and unused containers or disinfected in a manner approved by
AQIS.

12. The refrigerant used in the containers has not been used for
any other purposes.

13. The embryos in this consignment were stored under security in
sealed containers from the time of collection to the time of
export at a place approved by AQIS and under AQIS approved
veterinarian supervision.

14. All servicing of storage containers for this consignment was
performed under supervision of AQIS approved veterinarian.

Transport requirements

1. Prior to transport, the embryos must be stored in sealed
containers under the supervision of an AQIS approved
veterinarian.

2. The importer/agent and the transport operator are responsible
for the safe handling, storage and transport of the embryos.

3. The seal on the transport storage container was intact at the
time of export.

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