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Sheep embryos

Country: Vanuatu

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Product processing

1. All export collections and processing of embryos must be
performed first on each day of collection.

2. All items of equipment used for the collection and processing
of embryos for export must be either new and disposable or
thoroughly cleaned and sterilised between uses for successive
donors.
In the case of disposable equipment, each item must be
discarded after a single use.

3. Since collection, the embryos must have not been exposed to any
substances of animal origin other than:

a) serum albumin that is microbiologically sterile;
OR
b) serum or serum albumin derived from an animals that were
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 having been subject to either direct fluorescent
antibody staining or the peroxidase test to detect any
possible non-cytopathogenic strains of virus.

4. Each embryo was washed at least 10 times in accordance with
IETS recommendations.

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

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

7. The embryos for export were stored only with embryos collected
to a standard for export to Vanuatu in either new unused
containers or containers which were thoroughly cleaned and
disinfected before use in a manner approved by AQIS.

8. The refrigerant agent must be new and has not been used for any
other purpose.

9. The embryos for export to Vanuatu must be stored under
quarantine security in sealed containers from the time of
collection to the time of export at a place approved by AQIS and
either under supervision of the AQIS approved veterinarian or
by the AQIS quarantine officer.

10. All servicing of storage containers for export must be performed
under supervision of either AQIS approved veterinarian or a full
time AQIS officer.

Permit requirements

1. Permit to Import obtainable from:

Principal Veterinary Officer , Vanuatu
VQIS, Private Mail Bag 095
Port Vila, VANUATU
Ph: 678 23519
25702
Fax: 678 23185

2. To obtain an import permit the importer must provide full
description of each donor including tattoo and/or tag number.

3. The import permit is valid for 6 months.

Special conditions

1. Importation is restricted to embryos collected from donors
which have been continuously resident in Australia since birth
and which are resident in the collection centre approved by AQIS.

2. Each animal resident in the collection centre must be clearly
identified with visible marks.

3. The collection center must be under the supervision of an embryo
transfer (ET) veterinarian accredited by AQIS for collection
and processing of embryos for export.

4. Semen used to fertilise the female donors must be semen from a
donor male of equivalent tested health status to female donor.

5. If natural mating is used the sire must be of equivalent tested
health status to donor female.
The sire must not be used for natural mating of the other female
than the donor for export of embryos to Vanuatu from pre-mating
testing until the final collection of embryos for export.

6. Neither the female donor not heir sires or dams are known to
carry any genetic defect.

Port of entry requirements

1. The final audit and sealing of storage containers prior to
export of the embryos must be performed under the supervision
of a full time AQIS officer.

2. An official stamp must be applied to all pages.

Pre-export preparations

1. The donors of the reproductive material for export to Vanuatu
must be subjected to the following quarantine periods:

a) Pre-collection residency in the AQIS approved collection
centre for the whole of the 30 days prior to the first
collection of embryos for export to Vanuatu.

b) For the whole period of collection of embryos for export.

2. Any samples and/or diagnostic tests conducted during the
preparation of consignment of embryos to export and during
the quarantine period must be performed under supervision
of AQIS approved veterinarian.

3. All laboratory test must be carried out in a laboratory
approved by AQIS.

4. During the collection period, each donor must be inspected
on the day of embryos collection by the AQIS approved
veterinarian and found to be healthy and free from evidence
of infectious and contagious disease.

5. During the collection period, each natural mating, artificial
insemination, collection and processing of embryos must be
supervised by AQIS approved veterinarian.

Health certification

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

. Clinical bluetongue
. Foot and mouth disease
. Medi Visna
. Peste de petite ruminants
. Pulmonary adenomatosis
. Rift Valley fever
. Scrapie
. Sheep and goats pox.

2. The premises of origin and the collection center have been free
during the 2 years prior to the last collection of embryos for
this consignment from:

. Brucella ovis
. Border disease (pestivirus infection)

3. The donor animals were not under quarantine or other official
restriction for suspicion of disease during the time of
residence in the collection centre.

4. The donors animals were continuously resident in Australia
since birth.

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Last updated: 19/11/2021 6:25 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:40 PM