The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has released a draft report of a review of import conditions of zoo bovids and their semen from approved countries for a 60 day consultation period.
The review takes into account peer-reviewed scientific information, advice from scientific experts, and relevant changes in industry practices and operational practicalities. The review identifies and categorises hazards of biosecurity concern associated with the importation of zoo bovids and their semen. A review of disease agents is included.
The department intends to release a final review on the import conditions of zoo bovids following assessment of submissions received in response to the draft report.