VETERINARY IMPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR GUINEA FOWL

 

Authority is hereby granted to import ............................................. into the Republic of South Africa from .............................................subject to the following conditions:

 

1.     The consignment of guinea fowl must be accompanied by:

 

1.1    An original veterinary import permit

 

1.2    a certificate issued within 28 days prior to the departure of the guinea fowl by a veterinarian authorised thereto by the Government of the exporting country certifying that:

 

1.2.1       the eggs from which the guinea fowl were hatched  originate from a poultry farm free from signs of infectious and contagious disease ;

 

1.2.2       Newcastle Disease did not occur on the poultry farm during the previous 12 months;

 

1.2.3       to the best of his knowledge and belief and after due inquiry Fowl Cholera and Avian Influenza did not occur on the poultry farm during the previous 12 months.

 

1.2.4       the poultry on the farm of origin were routinely found to be free of Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum and confirmed to be free of Salmonella enteritidis by serology tests (including the ELISA test) and routine bacterial culture.

 

1.2.5       Vibrio hepatitis did not occur as determined by post mortem and bacteriological findings on the poultry farm during the previous 12 months, in the flock from which the eggs were obtained;

 

1.2.6       Avian encephalomyelitis did not occur on the farm during the previous 12 months, in the flock from which the eggs were obtained.

 

1.2.7       The flocks from which the guinea fowl originate are free from Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae.

 

1.2.8       poultry on the farm were free from clinical signs of Infectious Bursal Disease within a period of three weeks prior to collection of eggs which the guinea fowl to be exported , were hatched.

 

1.2.9       the guinea-fowl to be exported must originate from a flock free of clinical and pathological evidence of avian lymphoid leucosis, as certified by a veterinarian authorised thereto by the government of the exporting country.

 

1.2.10    the flocks from which these guinea fowl originate are, and have been, free from Egg Drop Syndrome (Virus EDS &76).


 

1.2.11    the flocks from which these guinea fowl originate are, and have been, free from turkey rhinotracteitis virus (TRT).

 

1.3    A certificate certifying that the eggs were kept isolated in a hatchery and the chicks to be exported were also kept in isolation; separate from chickens and other poultry and that they were in good health and viable immediately prior to export.

 

2.     The consignment of the guinea fowl must be :

 

2.1    transported by air direct to Johannesburg International airport and their arrival at the port of entry immediately reported to the Quarantine Master  Kempton Park : Tel (011) 973-2827, Fax (011) 973-2828.

 

2.2    transported from Johannesburg International airport to the quarantine station at ............................................. under official supervision ;

 

2.3    quarantined at ............................................. for a minimum of period of three months from ............................................. to ............................................. or longer if so determined by the Director of Animal Health, at the risk and expense of the owner.  During quarantine the chickens are to undergo tests, examination or treatment as determined by the Director of Veterinary Services.  The State Veterinarian KEMPTON PARK shall release the chickens from quarantine in writing when the test results prove to be satisfactory.

 

2.4     the arrival of the chicks at the designated Quarantine facility must be timeously be reported to the State Veterinarian ............................................. Tel: ............................................. Fax: ..............................................

 

3.     The permit is valid for ONE CONSIGNMENT ONLY.