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We offer a testing service for animal owners to certify their animals meet international quarantine standards for import or export.
Importation of live animals (including companion animals, birds and horses) into Australia must comply with the Department of Agriculture protocol relevant to the country of origin.
We offer diagnostic tests to facilitate animals moving internationally.
Tests may be required to ensure that the animals are free from certain diseases.
When taking live animals overseas (including companion animals, birds, horses and livestock), most countries require that they be tested to confirm freedom from certain diseases before they are allowed entry.
Steps in the export process, requirements for testing and a list of veterinarians accredited for collecting samples for testing can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture.
AAHL also offers testing for customers outside of Australia, to facilitate animal movements around the world. It is advisable to check which tests are required with the importing authority of the country concerned.
We offer a large range of diagnostic tests to facilitate animal movements. Some of the more commonly requested tests are listed below. However, we offer an extensive range of additional tests, so please contact us for further details if the test you require is not listed.
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
5 Portarlington Road,
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Last updated: Last updated: 24 November 2016
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