IMPORT HEALTH STANDARD FOR THE IMPORTATION OF DOGS AND CATS INTO NEW ZEALAND FROM SPECIFIED COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES RECOGNISED AS COUNTRIES OR TERRITORIES IN WHICH CANINE RABIES IS ABSENT OR WELL CONTROLLED*

* See section 7 ELIGIBILITY below for a full list of countries and territories to which this standard applies.

1 IMPORT HEALTH STANDARD

2 PERMIT TO IMPORT

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3 REVIEW OF IMPORT HEALTH STANDARD

4 DOCUMENTATION

5 EQUIVALENCE

6 IMPORTER RESPONSIBILITIES

7 ELIGIBILITY FOR IMPORTATION

8 IDENTIFICATION

9 HEALTH CERTIFICATION

10 TRANSPORT TO NEW ZEALAND

11 BIOSECURITY DIRECTION

12 QUARANTINE IN NEW ZEALAND

13 BIOSECURITY CLEARANCE

ZOO-SANITARY CERTIFICATE:

To: NEW ZEALAND

Permit to import No.

Exporting Country:

Ministry/Department:

Service:

Region:

I: IDENTIFICATION OF ANIMALS

1 Microchip/Tattoo (delete one) identification number:

2 Anatomical site of microchip/tattoo (delete one):

3 Name:

4 Breed:

5 Sex:

6 Date of Birth:

7 Total number of animals:

II: ORIGIN OF THE ANIMALS

1 Name(s) and address(es) of exporter(s):

2 Place(s) of origin of animals:

3 Port of embarkation:

III: DESTINATION OF ANIMALS

1 Name and address of consignee:

2 Means of transport:

3 Port of arrival:

IV: SANITARY INFORMATION

VETERINARY CERTIFICATE A

I, a Government Veterinary Officer, or a veterinarian accredited to provide export certification on behalf of the Government Veterinary Service (here-after called the Accredited Veterinarian), certify with respect to the animal/s identified in the attached Zoo-Sanitary Certificate:

1 After due enquiry, I am satisfied that the animal has been continuously resident in the country or territory of origin for the past 6 months prior to export and has not been in quarantine or under quarantine restrictions during the preceding 60 days.

2 After due enquiry and physical examination, I am satisfied that the animal will not be more than 42 days pregnant at the scheduled time of shipment.

3 After due enquiry and physical examination, I am satisfied that the animal will be more than 9 months old at the scheduled time of shipment.

4 The animal was vaccinated against rabies with an approved inactivated virus vaccine:

5 The animal was identified with an implanted transponder/microchip or permanent tattoo, at least six months prior to shipment and before the most recent rabies vaccination.

6 Within 30 days of the scheduled date of shipment the animal was subjected to a neutralising antibody titration test for rabies conducted at an official laboratory in accordance with one of the methods described in the OIE Manual of Standards for diagnostic tests and vaccines, and found to have at least 0.5 IU/ml of antibody in its serum; a copy of the laboratory report is attached.

7 In the case of a dog, it has been tested and treated for canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) according to the following schedule:

8 In the case of a dog, within 30 days prior to the scheduled date of shipment, the dog has been tested for the following diseases:

9 In the case of a dog and/or cat:

10 Within four days of the scheduled date of shipment, I examined the animal/s for export to New Zealand and found it/them to be free from clinical signs of infectious or contagious diseases and free from external parasites.

11 All serological tests were conducted at a Government laboratory or a laboratory approved by the Government Veterinary Service of this country.

i) Accredited Veterinarian or Date of Signature

ii) Government Veterinary Officer

(Delete whichever of i) or ii) is not applicable*)

Name and address of office:

* In the case of i) being applicable:

 

I,.........................................................., a Government Veterinary Officer certify that

............................................................. is accredited for the purpose of providing

veterinary export certification for dogs and cats.

Government Veterinary Officer Official stamp and date

Name and address of office:

VETERINARY CERTIFICATE B

I, the Government approved Veterinary Officer at the port of export of the animal for export to New Zealand identified in the attached Zoo-Sanitary Certificate, certify that:

1 The animal was inspected and found to be healthy and fit to travel, and free from the clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease.

2 All the required documents were examined and found to be correctly completed in accordance with New Zealand import health standard requirements.

3 The animal was placed in a container that meets IATA standards, detailed in section 10.1 of the import health standard. The container was fastened with an official seal bearing the number or mark:

Government approved Port Veterinary Officer Official stamp and date

Name and address of office:

DOMANIIC.SPE I-109-01

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