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  • 4208EHC (Agreed 05/12/2013)

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    DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

    SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

    WELSH GOVERNMENT

    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT NORTHERN IRELAND

    No: .............

    EXPORT OF EQUINE SEMEN TO THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

    HEALTH CERTIFICATE

    EXPORTING COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM

    FOR COMPLETION BY: OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN

    I. Information concerning the donor stallion

    Name Breed Passport no Date of

    Birth

    ..........................

    ..........................

    ................

    ................

    ..............................

    ..............................

    ...........

    ...........

    II. Information concerning the semen

    a) Date(s) of collection: ........................................................

    b) Number of ampoules/straws: ....................................................

    and volume of each

    c) Identification name/number on the ampoules/straws: ............................

    ...............................................................................

    III. Place of collection of the semen

    a) Name and address of the semen collection centre: ................................

    ...............................................................................

    ...............................................................................

    b) Semen collection centre No: .....................................................

    IV. Transportation of the Semen

    a) Name and address of exporter: .................................................

    ...............................................................................

    ...............................................................................

    b) Name and address of consignee: ................................................

    ...............................................................................

    ...............................................................................

    c) Means of transportation: .......................................................

    (Flight number, date etc)

    d) Import Permit No: ..............................................................

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    V. Information relating to the semen collection centre

    I, the undersigned, certify that the semen for export was collected at a semen collection

    centre which:

    a) is approved and supervised by the United Kingdom (UK) competent authority according to

    the conditions of Chapter 1, Annex D of Council Directive 92/65/EEC;

    b) is situated in the UK which was on the day the semen was collected until the 30 days

    mandatory storage period for frozen semen elapsed, free of African horse sickness,

    vesicular stomatitis, equine viral encephalomyelitis and dourine;

    c) contained during the period commencing 30 days prior to semen collection until the 30

    days mandatory storage period for frozen semen elapsed, only equidae which were free

    of clinical signs of equine viral arteritis and contagious equine metritis;

    d) only admitted equidae under the provisions of Articles 4 and 5 of Council Directive

    90/426/EEC, which ensures the equidae did not show clinical signs of notifiable

    infectious and contagious disease;

    VI Health information relating to the donor stallion

    a) a written declaration has been received from the owner*/ agent of the owner* stating

    that the donor stallion has been in the UK since birth, or for a continuous period of at

    least 60 days prior to collection of the semen;

    b) the donor stallion had been continuously resident at the Semen Collection Centre at

    III (a) above for a period of at least 30 days prior to the first collection of semen

    until the end of semen collection for this export;

    c) as far as can be determined, during the above residency period at the Semen Collection

    Centre, the donor stallion:

    (i) had not been used for natural service;

    (ii) had not been in contact with equidae suffering from infectious or contagious

    disease;

    iii) had not been kept on a holding where equidae showed clinical signs of equine

    viral arteritis;

    d) the donor stallion originates from a premises which has been free of equine infectious

    anaemia, equine encephalomyelitis, contagious equine metritis, Borna disease and surra

    for at least 12 months prior to the collection of semen and in the case of contagious

    equine metritis since the commencement of the previous breeding season;

    e) the donor stallion was examined on the day of collection of the semen and was found to

    be free from clinical evidence of communicable equine disease;

    f) on .......................... (date) being within 21 days prior to first collection of

    semen for this consignment, a blood sample was taken from the donor stallion and sent to

    an official laboratory where it was subjected to the immunodiffusion (Coggins) test

    for equine infectious anaemia with a negative result;

    g) EITHER*

    i) In the case of stallions testing sero-negative for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)

    on ................(date) being not less than 14 days after the last

    collection of semen for this consignment, a blood sample was taken from the

    said stallion and sent to an official laboratory where it was subjected to the

    serum neutralisation test for equine viral arteritis with a negative result at

    a dilution of 1 in 4; the test result is attached to this certificate;

    OR*

    (ii) In the case of stallions testing sero-positive for EVA which were vaccinated

    between 6-9 months of age

    the stallion was subjected between 6 and 9 months of age on

    ………………………………….(date) to a serum neutralisation test for EVA with either a

    negative result OR a positive result, followed at least 14 days later on

    …………………………………… (date) showing a stable or decreasing titre, AND was immediately

    vaccinated on …………………………………. (date) and regularly re-vaccinated according to

    the recommendations of the manufacturer as follows:

    Date of re-vaccination Name of vaccine

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    Proof of vaccination must be entered in the passport and a copy of the

    vaccination record attached to this certificate.

    OR*

    (iii) In the case of stallions testing sero-positive for EVA that were first

    vaccinated as adults

    the stallion was isolated for a minimum of 7 days prior to first vaccination

    and subjected to a serological test for EVA on a sample collected on day 7 of

    isolation ……………………………….(date), with negative results, then immediately

    vaccinated against EVA on ……………………………………(date) and isolated for 21 days after

    vaccination, and then revaccinated regularly in accordance with the

    recommendations of the vaccine manufacturer;

    Date of re-vaccination Name of vaccine

    Proof of vaccination must be entered in the passport and a copy of the

    vaccination record attached to this certificate.

    h) EITHER* (i) during the last 6 months prior to the collection of semen, no

    outbreak of dourine occurred in the UK:

    OR* (ii) on .................... (date), being within 30 days prior to the first

    collection of semen, a blood sample was taken from this horse and sent to an

    official laboratory where it was subjected to the complement

    fixation test for dourine with a negative result at a dilution of 1 in

    5;

    j) EITHER*(i) during the last 6 months prior to the collection of semen, no

    outbreak of glanders occurred in the UK:

    OR* (ii) on ....................... (date), being within 30 days prior to the

    first collection of semen, a blood sample was taken from this horse and sent

    to an official laboratory where it was subjected to the complement

    fixation test for glanders with a negative result at a dilution of 1 in

    5;

    k) on the following two dates, being at least 7 days apart and not less than 14 days

    after the last collection of semen for this consignment, the donor stallion had swabs

    taken from the penile sheath, urethra and urethral fossa and also a sample taken of

    pre-ejaculatory fluid or semen. The swabs/samples were submitted to an official

    laboratory for testing for contagious equine metritis with negative results in all

    cases.

    1 ........................ 2 .........................

    AND no anti-microbial treatment or disinfectant washing of the genitalia has been

    carried out on the stallion during the 7 days prior to the collection of

    swabs/samples.

    VII. Information on semen processing and transport

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