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Sanitary requirements for export of sheep and goats for slaughter from Canada to the United States of America
HA2185 (Amended 2022-02-24)

  1. The animals in the shipment:
    1. were born in the U.S. or Canada and have been in no other region
    2. were legally imported into Canada and have been unconditionally released and eligible to move freely within Canada for at least 60 days prior to importation into the United States
  2. The animals have been kept in Canada or the United States during the last 60 days immediately preceding the date of shipment to the United States, and that during this time Canada has been free from foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, surra and contagious bovine pleuropneumonia.
  3. With regards to scrapie:
    1. TSEs in sheep and goats are compulsorily notifiable to the national veterinary authority of Canada
    2. an effective classical scrapie awareness, surveillance, monitoring and control system is in place
    3. TSE-affected sheep and goats are killed and completely destroyed
    4. the sheep and goats selected for export showed no clinical signs of scrapie on the day of shipment and are fit for travel
    5. the sheep and goats have not tested positive for, and are not suspect for, a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
    6. the animals' movement is not restricted within Canada due to animal health reasons and
    7. the date determined by APHIS a ruminant to ruminant feed ban was effectively enforced for the whole country was March 1/1999
  4. The animals have been inspected and found to be free from any evidence of communicable disease and that, as far as can be determined, they have not been exposed to any such disease during the preceding 60 days.
  5. The animals are considered fit for transport, including stage of gestation requirements, and have been handled in accordance with Canadian animal transport regulations.
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