The semen in the consignment must come from boars which are held in quarantine at an artificial breeding centre which is conducted according to the conditions set down by the OIE (International Animal Health Code, Appendix 126.96.36.199 B "General conditions 1. Artificial Insemination Centres, only) and must be approved by AQIS.
The semen must be identified according to the donor boars in a way that can cause no confusion, for both fresh and frozen semen. All semen containers, prior to being used for this shipment, are to be clean and unused for any other purpose.
The actual date of dispatch and the Airline and flight number shall be advised to the Principal Veterinary Officer, Department of Livestock, Private Mail Bag 095, Port Vila, Vanuatu (Telephone: 678 23519, Fax: 678 23185), at the earliest opportunity and at least one working day before dispatch.
Port of entry requirements
The semen must be accompanied by a signed declaration from the veterinary surgeon supervising the artificial breeding centre stating that:
a) The boars from which the semen was extracted were born in Australia and have
never been in a country other than Australia.
b) Since weaning the donor boars have not been fed a diet containing swill.
c) The boar has been either DNA tested normal for the halothane gene or both
parents are normal for this gene (HAL normal).
d) On the day the semen was collected the donor boars showed no sign of
e) All boars at the artificial breeding centre are kept physically isolated from
other animals not of an equivalent health status.
f) Genetic defects are not covered in this declaration and should be the
subject of a private contract between the importer and exporter of the semen.
g) During the pre-entry quarantine period the boars were treated against
Leptospirosis sp. By two injections of dihydrstreptomycin at 25 mg per kg of
live body weight at an interval of 14 days. In feed medication with a
suitable antibiotic at therapeutic levels and treatment for internal and
external parasites was also administered at this time.
h) If milk, egg yolk or any other animal protein is used in preparing the semen
diluent, the product must be free of pathogens or sterilised: Milk heat
treated to 92 degrees Centigrade for 3-5 minutes, eggs from SPF flocks if
i) A complete list of the antibiotics used in the semen and the concentration
of each antibiotic must be provided in the signed declaration.
This declaration should be stamped by the AQIS Veterinary Officer along with all pages of the health certificate.
The boars from which the semen in this consignment was extracted must have undergone a quarantine period of a minimum of 30 days prior to entry into the artificial breeding centre.
The semen shall be transported directly without tran-shipment or off loading from the port of departure in Australia to the port of entry in Vanuatu.
During the twelve months immediately prior to the date of collection of the semen Australia must be free from: foot and mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, vesicular stomatitis, vesicular exanthema, African and classical swine fever, swine influenza, teschen disease, trichinosis (T. spiralis), Aujeszkey's disease, rabies, transmissible gastroenteritis, porcine endemic corona virus diarrhoea and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).
The following diseases must not been diagnosed during the previous twelve months, clinically or serologically, either on the farm of origin or the artificial breeding centre: Brucella suis infection, Eperythrozoon suis infection and dermatosis vegetans.
A Provisional Import Permit must be obtained prior to the export of the semen from Australia. Provisional Import Permits can be obtained from:
Vanuatu Quarantine and inspection Services (VQIS)
Private mail Bag 095
Republic of Vanuatu
The Provisional Import Permit is valid for one importation only. Any changes in the details or circumstances from what is described on the import permit must be notified immediately to the Vanuatu Quarantine and inspection Services Principal Veterinary Officer, who may endorse the Provisional Import Permit accordingly.
The Provisional Import Permit may be cancelled at any time before shipment should the animal health and quarantine status of Australia change.
The Official Veterinary Officer of the Government of Australia must certify that:
1. After due enquiry I have no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration made by the supervising veterinary surgeon of the artificial breeding centre.
2. During the twelve months immediately prior to the date of collection of the semen Australia has been free from: foot and mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, vesicular stomatitis, vesicular exanthema, African and classical swine fever, swine influenza, teschen disease, trichinosis (T. spiralis), Aujeszkey's disease, rabies, transmissible gastroenteritis, porcine endemic corona virus diarrhoea and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).
3. After due enquiry I am satisfied that the following diseases have not been diagnosed during the previous twelve months, clinically or serologically, either on the farm of origin or the artificial breeding centre: Brucella suis infection, Eperythrozoon suis infection and dermatosis vegetans.