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Sanitary Requirements for Sheep or Goats for Breeding or Production from Canada to the United States of America
HA1944 (Amended 2022-02-24)

  1. The animals were born in the United States or Canada or were legally imported into Canada and have been under no movement restrictions within Canada or the United States for at least 60 days prior to importation into the United States.
  2. Canada is free of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), rinderpest, surra and contagious pleuropneumonia.
  3. With regards to scrapie the following conditions are fulfilled:
    1. classical scrapie is compulsorily notifiable;
    2. an awareness, surveillance and monitoring system for classical scrapie is in place;
    3. ovine and caprine animals affected with classical scrapie are killed and completely destroyed;
    4. the animals were born after March 1/1999 which is the date determined by APHIS a ruminant to ruminant feed ban was effectively enforced in the whole country.
  4. Either (strike out what does not apply).
    1. the flock of origin of the exported sheep or goats is enrolled in a Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program approved by the CFIA and has achieved Certified Plus level;
      or
    2. the exported male sheep were genotyped by a USDA or CFIA approved laboratory and were confirmed to have the genotype 136AA/171RR or 136AA/171QR;
      or
    3. following an APHIS case by case evaluation, the exported female sheep were found to be of genotype 136AA/171RR or male sheep were genotype 136AA/171KR or 136AA/171HR.
  5. If a female is implanted with an embryo it is indicated in the description section on the identification of animals attachment and the embryo has been certified by the CFIA as meeting United States import conditions for embryos.
  6. The female sheep or goats listed on this health certificate are of breeding age (other than female lambs or kids accompanied by their mothers) and have been exposed and potentially mated to a breeding age male prior to export. Female sheep genotyped 136AA/171RR have only been exposed to rams originating from a tuberculosis and brucellosis free province or territory or a tuberculosis and brucellosis free herd and have never resided in a flock that has had a confirmed case of classical scrapie during their residency. (strike out and initial section #6 if it does not apply)
  7. Each animal is identified with official identification and either a "C" brand or a "CAN" tattoo in the left ear or tail web.
  8. Goats have tested negative within 30 days of export to a brucellosis test (FPA, CF, I-ELISA or BPAT) at a CFIA approved laboratory.
  9. Goats have tested negative within 30 days of export to a caudal fold tuberculin test using Mycobacterium bovis PPD performed by an official or officially accredited veterinarian.
  10. Sheep have continually resided since birth in a brucellosis and tuberculosis free province or territory or in a brucellosis and tuberculosis free herd.
  11. I have inspected the sheep and goats for export within 30 days of export and found them free from infectious and contagious disease.
  12. After due inquiry I have determined to the best of my ability the sheep or goats have not been exposed to contagious or infectious disease and have not commingled with sheep or goats of a lower health status or resided on the premises of a flock or herd of lower health status during the 60 days prior to export, and the exporter has been directed to maintain this status during transport to the United States.
  13. Containers and conveyances used during the export process have been cleaned and disinfected using a product approved by CFIA.
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