Chapter 6 – Export to Mexico
6.3 Swine (updated July 2018)

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Authorization

Veterinarians authorized to certify swine for export to Mexico may certify both breeding swine and wild boar.

Breeding swine – Health certification

1. General requirements described in section 6.1 must be reviewed.

2. Certificate HA1240 Export Swine to Mexico / Exportación de cerdos a México must be used.

3. The animals must meet all the export certificate requirements.

4. Canada must be free from brucellosis, classical swine fever and pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease).

5. Mexican authorities require each animal to be identified with a unique identification number. The animals may be identified with:

  1. ear tags that bear a unique 15 digit number that follows the ISO 11784 standard format. These tags can be either electronic or non-electronic; or
  2. ear tags which bear an official 5 digit alphanumeric CPC-designated herd mark unique to the production site, with a secondary unique herd management identification number on the same tag; or
  3. registered individual ear tattoos that permit trace back to the herd of origin.

6. The animals being exported must be inspected by an accredited veterinarian. Swine must be found to be free of clinical signs of infectious, contagious, or parasitic disease.

7. The animals did not present with clinical signs of disease within thirty (30) days prior to shipment, including influenza, based on veterinary inspection.

8. The animals being exported must be clinically free of atrophic rhinitis and originate from farms on which there have been no reported cases of atrophic rhinitis for at least 12 months before the date of exportation.

9. The animals being exported must originate from farms on which clinical cases of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) have not been present during the previous three months and which have not introduced swine from farms on which PRRS has been identified during the previous 30 days.

10. The animals exported to Mexico came from farms that did not have any cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea within the last 6 months.

11. The animals being exported must originate from herds where transmissible gastroenteritis has not been diagnosed during the past six months.

12. The animals being exported must have been vaccinated against the porcine circovirus type 2, prior to shipment.

13. The animals must be transported in cleaned and disinfected vehicles and must not be exposed to other livestock during transportation.

Wild boar to Mexico – Health certification

14. General requirements described in section 6.1 must be reviewed. The exporter is required to send a request to Mexico in advance for every shipment. Contact the animal health district office for more information regarding SENASICA contact and required information that must be provided.

15. The last version of certificate HA2993 Export of wild boar to Mexico/Exportación de jabalies a México must be used. The terms and conditions of export are subject to change from time to time and without notice. The status of the export certificate (HA2993) must be verified with the local CFIA district office prior to the commencement of testing, to ensure it is current and matches the list of conditions contained in the "hoja de requisitos" (document similar to an import permit).

16. Canada must be free from foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever, African swine fever, swine vesicular disease, Aujeszky's disease (pseudorabies) and brucellosis in swine (B. suis, B. abortus).

17. The wild swine for export were born in Canada and have been on the premises of origin for at least three 3 months.

18. Transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) has not occurred on the premises of origin during the 6 months prior to export

19. Mexican authorities require each animal to be identified with a unique identification number. The animals may be identified with:

  1. ear tags that bear a unique 15 digit number that follows the ISO 11784 standard format. These tags can be either electronic or non-electronic; or
  2. ear tags which bear an official 5 digit alphanumeric CPC-designated herd mark unique to the production site, with a secondary unique herd management identification number on the same tag; or
  3. registered individual ear tattoos that permit trace back to the herd of origin.

20. The swine were not vaccinated during the 14 days preceding export.

21. The swine were inspected within 30 days of the date of export and found to be free of evidence of infectious and communicable disease, ectoparasites and fresh unhealed wounds. At the time of inspection, the swine did not present with clinical signs of atrophic rhinitis. The date of inspection must be recorded.

23. The truck used for transport was washed and disinfected prior to loading the swine intended for export to Mexico, with a disinfectant authorized by the Government Canada.

Wild boar to Mexico – Certification procedure

24. Animals to be exported must be tested with negative results within 30 days of export for the following diseases:

  1. Brucellosis: The tests required on the health certificates (FPA or ELISA) are not performed in CFIA approved laboratories. The samples must be sent into CFIA laboratories, Lethbridge or Ottawa. The FPA must be selected.
  2. Aujezsky's disease: The sample must be sent to the CFIA Winnipeg laboratory and the ELISA test must be selected.

Note: In order to submit samples to a CFIA laboratory, use Form CFIA/ACIA 5473 – Animal Health Import, Export and Artificial Insemination Specimen Submission. An export notification number must be written on the submission form. This notification number should be requested from the CFIA district office. The electronic submission of a template for sample information is mandatory. Consult Module 3.2 Serologic Testing for more information regarding the special procedure for submission to CFIA laboratories, applicable to samples from bovine tested in isolation (IAI notification), and from sheep and goats, wild swine or cervids for export to Mexico.

25. The swine have been subjected to a preventive treatment against internal and external parasites within 30 days prior to their export.

How to complete the Canadian health certificates (HA1240, HA2993)

26. The accredited veterinarian must use the most recent version of the export certificate. The accredited veterinarian who inspected the animals must sign the health certificate.

27. Mexican authorities do not accept hand written certificates. The certificate must be typed, including the "Reference number". The Reference number is assigned by the CFIA district office. The export certificate must not contain cross-outs, changes or errors. Fillable PDF certificates to Mexico are available from the CFIA district office.

28. The identification of each animal must be reported on the certificate including the identification number and a description of the animal.

29. The completed certificate will be submitted to a CFIA veterinary inspector to review and, if all requirements are met, it will be endorsed. Incomplete export certificates will be returned to the accredited veterinarian for completion. A fee will be charged for CFIA endorsement. Endorsed certificates will be returned to the accredited veterinarian. The health certificate HA1240 for breeding swine is valid for 30 days from the date of inspection. The health certificate HA2993 for wild swine is valid for 30 days from the inspection, treatment or test date.

References

The export health certificates HA1240 and HA2993 are available at the district office.

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