Health of Animals Regulations

Version of section 51.2 from 2009-06-30 to 2012-12-13:

  •  (1) A person may import into Canada animal blood or animal serum, other than a veterinary biologic, if it does not contain an animal pathogen or part of one and

    • (a) the country of origin is the United States and the blood or serum is not derived from an animal of the subfamily Bovinae or Caprinae;

    • (b) the country of origin, or the part of that country, is designated under section 7 as being free of, or as posing a negligible risk for, any reportable disease, any disease referred to in Schedule VII and any serious epizootic disease to which the species from which the blood or serum was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the blood or serum, and the person produces a certificate of origin signed by an official of the government of that country attesting to that origin; or

    • (c) the blood or serum has been collected, treated, prepared, processed, stored and handled in a manner that would prevent the introduction into Canada of any reportable disease, any disease referred to in Schedule VII and any serious epizootic disease to which the species from which the blood or serum was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the blood or serum, and the person produces a certificate signed by an official of the government of the country of origin that

      • (i) attests that the blood or serum has been collected, treated, prepared, processed, stored and handled in that manner, and

      • (ii) shows the details of how the blood or serum was collected, treated, prepared, processed, stored and handled.

  • (2) No person shall in any manner expose to or use in a live animal, animal blood or animal serum imported in accordance with subsection (1).

  • SOR/97-85, s. 41;
  • SOR/97-478, s. 12;
  • SOR/2009-18, s. 15.
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