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Israel

Notice

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals


Israel - Summary of Requirements for Animals

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

Cattle

Bovine embryos - in vivo-derived

 Follow the EU requirements
Model Health Certificate May 2013 (pdf 281kb)

Bovine semen - June 2006 (pdf 40kb)


Horses

  • Equine Semen - Health Certificate - April 2009 - (pdf 17kb)
  • Horses - Health Certificate - August 2012 (pdf 14kb)


Sheep and Goats


Aquaculture

Live Fish for Aquaculture,  and Ornamental Fish:

The Israel Model Veterinary Certificates to Accompany Fish and Gametes or the certificate for ornamental fish must be issued by an APHIS-accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the APHIS Veterinary Services Area Office.

A voluntary monitoring at the exporting establishment must be active for at least two years, with at least one sampling/year performed by an APHIS-accredited veterinarian, using an assumed pathogen prevalence of 5% for determining the numbers of fish to sample.  Samples must be tested in a laboratory using assays that have been approved by APHIS for the aquatic pathogens (if applicable to the species involved) that are listed in the Model certificates.


Rodents

Rodents Health Certificate - February 2011 (pdf 88kb)


Pets

  • Dogs/Cats/Ferrets - After May 1, 2010 - Health certificate - March 2010 - (pdf 191kb)
  • Pet birds - Non-Commercial health certificate - (pdf 3kb)


Poultry Genetics


For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.



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