30 August 2019

We have reviewed the canine influenza virus (CIV) chapter of the Importationof dogs and cats and their semen from approved countries: final policy review(2013).

The review found that dogs from countries affected by CIV are a biosecurityrisk to Australia but that canine semen is not.

Imports of dogs from approved countries where CIV is present will be able tocontinue but from 2 December 2019 the dogs must have been vaccinated againstthe disease prior to export to Australia.

There will be no change to biosecurity requirements for canine semen. Therevised chapter is available on our website.

We initiated this review following changes to the global distribution of CIVand the identification of CIV in an imported dog in the Australian post entryquarantine facility. The review takes into account current scientificinformation, international standards developed by the World Organisation forAnimal Health, and relevant importation policies adopted by other countries.

To receive information and updates on biosecurity risk analyses subscribe toBiosecurity Risk Analysis Animal at agriculture.custhelp.com. Subscribers willreceive biosecurity advice notices and other notifications about animalbiosecurity policy.

Dr Jill Millan
A/g Assistant Secretary
Animal Biosecurity
Email [email protected]

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