Sanitary requirements for export of bovine semen from Canada to the United States of America
HA1517 (Amended 2022-10-13)
- 1. The semen was collected at an approved semen production centre which is under official veterinary control.
- 2. The donor bulls were healthy and free from evidence of contagious or communicable disease at the time of the collection of the semen.
- 3. The herd at the approved semen production centre qualifies as a tuberculosis-accredited herd and a brucellosis-free herd with dates of the last herd test conducted prior to the collection of the semen shown as follows:
- tuberculosis (herd test date)
- brucellosis (herd test date)
with tests performed at (name of federal laboratory).
- 4. All animals resident at the approved semen production centre have been subject to tests for tuberculosis, brucellosis, leptospirosis, bluetongue, epizootic haemorrhagic disease, leucosis, paratuberculosis, vibriosis and trichomoniasis, with negative results, at least once every 12 months.
- 5. The donor bulls showed negative results to the last tests conducted prior to the collection of the semen for the following diseases:
- tuberculosis – intradermal tuberculin test
- brucellosis – fluorescence polarization assay, or other test approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) at the time of semen collection
- enzootic bovine leucosis – agar gel immunodiffusion or ELISA test
- campylobacter – culture
- trichomonas foetus – direct microscopic or culture
- bovine virus diarrhoeaFootnote 1 – immunoperoxidase test or semen virus isolation test
- 6. All health tests referred to in this certificate were conducted by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) or CFIA approved veterinarians and all diagnostic tests were performed at CFIA or CFIA approved laboratories.
- 7. The donor bulls were:
- born in Canada or the United States; or
- legally imported into Canada and has been resident in Canada for 60 days or longer without restriction of any kind.
- 8. Canada is recognized to be officially free of foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, and brucellosis in the domestic cattle population.
- 9. The donor bulls are clinically healthy and exhibits no evidence of BSE at the time of collection. There was no evidence to indicate that the donors have been affected with leptospirosis during the 12 months prior to the collection of semen, or at the time of collection.
- 10. The semen to be exported was collected, processed and continuously stored in a facility approved by the CFIA for such purposes from the time of collection until its dispatch to the United States.
- 11. If multiple bulls are used to provide combined or heterospermic semen collection samples, the identification number or coded system used to identify the collection group on each heterospermic semen straw/ vial, must be provided for deciphering and must include the identification of the individual bulls for each group.
This certificate is valid for 30 days following the date of endorsement by the official veterinarian.
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