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Revised import conditions for cattle embryos

Effective from 22 June 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has revised the import conditions for cattle embryos.

  1. The import conditions for cattle embryos from permitted countries have changed.
  2. The department has approved the addition of 2.4% Prevail as an option for disinfection of shipping container/tanks used to import ruminant reproductive material.

Who does this notice affect:

Importers of cattle embryos, Veterinary and Export Meat Group.

Background:

The department has determined that the disinfectant ‘Prevail’ (accelerated hydrogen peroxide at dilution ratio 1:40 or 2.4%) for shipping container/tank disinfection is an acceptable alternative to the current approved options of 2% available chlorine (e.g. chlorine bleach), 2% Virkon or irradiation at 50 kGy.

Further information:

Please contact Horses, Livestock and Birds at horses@awe.gov.au or by phone on 1800 900 090 (prompt 1, then prompt 1, and ask for the Horses, Livestock and Birds section).

This Change applies to the following Cases:


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