Wednesday, January 26, 2011

313. Exporting dogs to Australia (continued)

1. E-MAIL TO DR SING DATED JAN 13, 2011

Hello Dr Sing,

I just brought my pets to a Malaysian government clinic to get samples
of their blood.

At first, I was told that I could do the RNATT at this Shah Alam clinic
but when I called the second time to confirm, the person on the phone
told me it is not possible.

I was told people usually send the blood serum to the UK for testing
because it is cheaper and also because Australia does not approve of any
lab in Malaysia.

I sent an email to the AQIS department of Australia to find out where I
could send my dog's blood serum for testing and they gave me this
address in Singapore!

Veterinary Laboratory Branch
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Division
Primary Production Department
Central Veterinary Laboratory
13 Jalan Seranggong Kechil
Singapore
Telephone: 46 1867 4000
Fax: 46 1830 9162

Have you heard of this laboratory in Singapore? I will call them next
week to find out more about them and whether I can take my dog's blood
serum to them for testing.

If you look at the Australian rates for the Ehrlichiosis, Brucellosis,
Leptospirosis and Leishmaniosis tests, it is quite a rip off and I hope
I can get my tests done in Singapore.

http://www.csiro.au/resources/ps7p.html

Sincerely,
XXX


COPY OF REPLY FROM AUSTRALIA TO XXX



Dear XXX,



Thank you for your email regarding approved laboratories in Malaysia.



Unfortunately AQIS has not approved any laboratories in Malaysia and we
recommend sending the blood samples to one of the following:



Veterinary Laboratory Branch

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Division

Primary Production Department

Central Veterinary Laboratory

13 Jalan Seranggong Kechil

Singapore

Telephone: 46 1867 4000

Fax: 46 1830 9162



Alternatively, you can send samples to the Australian Animal Health
Laboratory (AAHL) at:



Dr Stephen Prowse

Acting Director, AAHL

CSIRO Livestock Industries

Australian Animal Health Laboratory

Private Bag 24

Geelong VIC 3220

Australia

Phone: +61 3 5227 5000

Fax: +61 3 5227 5555

E-mail: _AAHL-Reception@csiro.au _

Web:http://www.csiro.au/places/aahl.html

Web page for import/ export blood
testing:http://www.csiro.au/services/ps62.html



Please contact AAHL regarding the box to store your pets' serum in.



I hope this is of assistance,



*Sarah Nash*

*Live Animal Imports
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service – AQIS
Biosecurity Services Group - BSG
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry – DAFF*

Phone: +61 2 6272 4454
Fax: +61 2 6272 3110
Email:animalimp@aqis.gov.au



*From:XXX
*Sent:* Wednesday, 12 January 2011 1:36 AM
*To:* DAFF Public Relations
*Subject:* Ehrlichiosis, External Parasites , Brucellosis, Leptospirosis
and Leishmaniosis Tests - A message from the DAFF website feedback form


*Subject*: Ehrlichiosis, External Parasites , Brucellosis,
Leptospirosis and Leishmaniosis Tests

*Page*:
http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/cat-dogs/countries/cat4/info-pack-4#12

*Comments*: Good day, I will be importing a dog from Malaysia to
Australia some time this year. Could you let me know the exact
laboratory that I need to send my dog's blood serum for the
Ehrlichiosis, External Parasites , Brucellosis, Leptospirosis and
Leishmaniosis tests? I was at a government vet yesterday to collect
blood samples from my dog so that I can send them to a lab in the UK for
the RNATT test. According to the vet's assistant, it seems like Malaysia
does not have the facilities to do the required tests. I was also told
that I need to purchase a special box to store my pets' serum when I
send them to Australia for testing. I would appreciate it if someone
could point in me in the right direction even though I have to wait
about 150 more days before I can take my pets into Australia. Sincerely,



E-MAIL REPLY FROM DR SING DATED JAN 14, 2011


Lab in Singapore is an approved lab. It is a government lab and therefore trusted by the Australian government. You need to find out exactly what this lab needs and whether they will accept your blood samples from Malaysia.

Also, proper storage conditions and sampling are needed to be done. Otherwise you waste money sending blood samples which are rejected as being "not suitable for testing".


E-MAIL FROM XXX TO DR SING DATED JAN 25, 2011


I have about 140 days before I can move my pets to Australia because
they only accept animals with a valid RNATT result, 150 days from the
date of the blood sample.

I hope the Singapore lab will be easier to deal with.

E-MAIL REPLY FROM DR SING DATED JAN 25, 2011

Lab in Singapore is an approved lab. It is a government lab and therefore trusted by the Australian government. You need to find out exactly what this lab needs and whether they will accept your blood samples from Malaysia.

Also, proper storage conditions and sampling are needed to be done. Otherwise you waste money sending blood samples which are rejected as being "not suitable for testing".

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