Requirements

The requirements for importing semen and embryos from dogs, cattle, sheep and goats, deer, llamas and alpacas, bees, horses, pigs and zebra.


Lumpy skin disease outbreak

As a result of the lumpy skin disease (LSD) outbreak on 21 August 2015, in the regions of Evros, Xanthi, and Kavala, Greece, importation of bovine semen and embryos from these regions of Greece is not permitted.

Sheep and goats

Semen and embryos from Sheep (Ovis aries) and Goats (Capra hircus) - Import Health Standard

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Caprine semen from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Caprine embryos from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Ovine semen from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Ovine embryos from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Cattle

Click the + to see the guidance document and veterinary certificates.

Bovine Semen from Approved Countries - Import Health Standard

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Bovine Embryos from Approved Countries - Import Health Standard

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Deer

Cervine semen from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Cervine embryos from the UK - Import Health Standard

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Importing Cervine embryos from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Dog

Semen from dogs (Canis familiaris) - Import Health Standard

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Honey bee

Carniolan Honey Bee semen from Austria and Germany - Import Health Standard

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Horses

Semen and Embryos from Horses (Equidae) - Import Health Standard

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Equine Semen from the European Union - Import Health Standard

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Horse semen from the USA - Import Health Standard

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Horse semen from Canada - Import Health Standard

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Llama and alpacas

Fresh embryos from llamas and alpacas from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Pigs

The import health standard for Pig semen from approved countries was issued in 2013.
To view the related guidance document and certificates click the '+' next to the import health standard.
New veterinary certificates have not yet been issued for some countries. Import health standards for the countries listed below are still available for use.

Pig semen from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Pig semen from Approved Countries - Import Health Standard

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Zebra

Zebra semen from the USA - Import Health Standard

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Zebra semen from Australia - Import Health Standard

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