November 15, 2000


 Semen importation regulations changed

Posted Nov. 1, 2000

The USDA-APHIS recently decided that canine semen from anywhere in the world and equine semen from Canada pose no threat of introducing disease to the respective species in the United States. The agency has eliminated importation requirements effective Oct 20, 2000. The action will reduce regulatory requirements for the importation of semen while continuing to protect the health of US livestock.

The USDA-APHIS requires that other animal semen be imported only in shipping containers that bear the official government seal of the national veterinary service of the region of origin.

The notice appeared in the Sept 20, 2000 Federal Register.