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Country: Vanuatu

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Transport requirements

The semen must travel to Vanuatu without being unloaded or transhiped in any country.

The semen must be accompanied by the original import permit and by the health certificate signed by the Government Veterinary Officer.

Prior to despatch, the container was sealed and bears Government seal number.

Health certification


During the 12 months prior to the collection of the semen no case of:
.foot and mouth disease
.African horse sickness
.contagious equine metritis
.equine piroplasmosis
.vesicular stomatitis
has occurred in Australia.

The Artificial Insemination Centre is approved by the government veterinary authorities and has a registered veterinarian appointed to it.

The semen was collected from the specified donor animals which have been continuously resident at a government approved artificial insemination centre since the commencement of health tests until the last collection of the semen for export to Vanuatu, and in that time have not been used for natural mating.

On the dates of collection of the semen, none of the animals in the artificial insemination centre showed any clinical evidence of infectious or contagious diseases and any other disease which is notifiable by order or regulation in Australia.

Permit requirements

A permit to import must be obtained from the:

Principal Veterinary Officer
Department of Livestock
Private Mail Bag 095
Port Vila
Vanuatu
Ph: 678 235 19
Fax:678 231 85

Permits will be issued for single consignment only.

Health certificate

VETERINARY CERTIFICATE

Species: Horse Semen

To: Vanuatu

Import Permit Number..........

Exporting Country: Australia

State:

I. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE DONOR STALLION

Breed

Name

Age

Colour

Entry in stud book
(reg.No)

II. Information Concerning Semen

Date of collection

Identification of semen containers

a) extender volume

b) extender composition

III. Origin of Semen

Name and address of artificial insemination centre


IV. Destination of the semen

Name and address of consignee



V. Health Information






VETERINARY CERTIFICATE - A

I,................................, hereby certify as Veterinarian responsible for the supervision of the ...............Artificial Insemination Centre that:

1. The semen a subject of this certificate was collected from the specific donoe animals which have been continuously resident at a government approved artificial insemination centre since the commencement of health tests until the last collection of the semen for export tp Vanuatu, and in that time have not been used for natural mating.

2. During the 30 day period prior to export, the donor stallion has been tested for:
2.1 equine infectious anaemia (EIA), using the AGID (Coggins)
test, with negative results on..............(date).
2.2 equine viral arteritis (EVA), using one or more of the
following test methods:
EITHER
2.2.1 serum neutralisation test with negative results
on ...............(date).
OR 2.2.2 a virus isolation test on semen with a negative
result.
OR 2.2.3 the test mating on ........... and on .........
to two EVA sero-negative mares which have been
retested and found to be sero-negative 28 days
after the mating.

3. On the dates of collection of the semen, none of the animals in artificial insemination centre showed any clinical evidence of infectious or contagious diseases and any other disease which is notifiable by order or regulation in Australia.

4. In the case of frozen semen, only sterilised flasks and fresh nitrogen not previously used for any other purpose have been used for the storage of semen. The semen has been stored at an approved centre for at least 30 days immediately before shipment.

5. Prior to dispatch, the conteiner was sealed using seal bearing the marking.............................



........................ ...............
Supervising Veterinarian Date

of the ...........................Artificial Insemination Centre
.................................................................
.................................................................. Address







VETERINARY CERTIFICATE - B

GOVERNMENT VETERINARY OFFICER DECLARATION

I,..........................................a Veterinary Officer
authorised by the Government of Australia certify that:

1. No case of foot and mouth disease, African horse sickness,
contagious equine metritis, equine piroplasmosis or vesicular
stomatitis has occured in Australia during the 12 months prior
to the collection ofthe semen.

2. The container used to transport the semen to Vanuatu has been
sealed and bears Government seal number...............

3. Egg yolk used in the diluent was obtained from eggs from a
flock free from Newcastle disease and avian influenza.

4. The .......................Artificial Insemination Centre is
approved by the Government Veterinary Authorities and has a
registered veterinarian appointed to it.




.......................... .................
Veterinary Officer Official stamp and date
Authorised by the Commonwealth
Government

Special conditions

The date of embarkation and flight/ship number will be advised to the Principal Veterinary Officer, Telephon No 678 235 19, Fax No 678 231 85 at earliest opportunity and at least one working day before embarkation.

The permit and all the required certification must accompany the consignment to Vanuatu.

On arrival in Vanuatu the consignment will be checked by a veterinary officer of the Department of Livestock and, providing it complies with the conditions of the permit to import, and the seals are intact, a permit to land will be issued and the consignment will be released to the importer.

Product processing

All containers must be clearly labelled as to the identity of the donor.

Egg yolk used in the diluent was obtained from eggs from a flock free from Newcastle Disease and avian influenza.

In the case of frozen semen, only sterilised flasks and fresh nitrogen not previously used for any other purpose have been used for the storage of the semen. The semen has been stored at an government approved centre for at least 30 days immediately before shipment.

Pre-export preparations


During the 30 day period prior to export, the donor stallion has been tested with negative results for:

.equine infectious anaemia (EIA)-using the AGID (Coggins) test

.equine viral arteritis (EVA) - using one or more of the following test methods:
EITHER
- serum neutralisation test

OR
- virus isolation

OR
- test mating to two EVA sero-negative mares which have
been retested and found to be sero-negative 28 days
after the mating.


Note: The test mating may be by natural service or by artificial insemination using a full ejaculate of untreated, freshly collected semen. A single ejaculate may be divided equally for the insemination of two test mares.

All serological tests must be carried out at a State or Commonwealth Government aboratory.

Port of entry requirements

The semen must be accompanied by a certificate signed by an Official Veterinarian of the Government of Australia.

The full identification of the donor stallion and the date of collection must be shown on the veterinary certificates accompanying the semen.

All sealed containers of semen must be permanently marked with identification of the donor stallion and the date of collection.

If a code is used for this information it must accompany each consignment.

Protocol last negotiated

11 Dec 1995

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