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July 2008 Scrapie Canada Update

SFCP Temporary Enrollment

If you currently do not have any sheep or goats on your property, and are planning to import animals from the USA, the following information applies.

In Canada, to import female sheep or goats from the USA, both the importer and the exporter must be enrolled on the National Scrapie Certification Program in their respective countries. For a list of American producers enrolled on the US National Certification Program, click on the following link: http://scrapietag.aphis.usda.gov/reports/sisstate.php

To import male sheep or goats from the USA, the importer and the exporter do not have to be enrolled on a National Scrapie Certification Program.

In Canada, producers must be enrolled on the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program (SFCP), prior to importing female sheep or goats from the USA. Producers who do not currently have any sheep or goats on their property can receive Temporary Enrollment on the program. Temporary Enrollment will allow producers to import female sheep or goats from the USA and then enroll officially on the program once the US animals have been imported.

To obtain Temporary Enrollment, producers must do the following:

  1. Contact Scrapie Canada and ask for Temporary Enrollment on the program. An application package, which includes all of the program paper work, will be mailed to you at this time. All application paper work can also be found at: http://www.scrapiecanada.ca/VSFCPapplforms.html
  2. Arrange to work with a scrapie accredited veterinarian. If your vet is not scrapie accredited, contact your local CFIA District Office and ask for a list of scrapie accredited vets in your area. A list of CFIA District offices can be found at the following link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/directory/offbure.shtml
  3. Complete the Producer Information Sheet.
  4. Have your vet complete the Veterinarian Information Sheet.
  5. Complete a farm map of the area which will hold the imported sheep or goats.

Send all of the above mentioned paperwork to the Scrapie Project Coordinator at Scrapie Canada. Once the paperwork is received, if all is completed correctly, the Scrapie Project Coordinator will send the producer a Letter of Temporary Enrollment. Producers will use this letter to obtain an import permit from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. For more information on obtaining an import permit, please contact your local CFIA District Office.

Once the animals have been imported into Canada, producers have 30 days to send the remaining paperwork to Scrapie Canada. This includes:

  1. A completed inventory of all sheep and goats on the property. The inventory must be completed with the scrapie accredited vet.
  2. Producer Contribution Sheet.

Once the final paperwork is received, if all is correct, the Scrapie Project Coordinator will send out an official enrollment letter and certificate, marking the full enrollment on the program. From this point forward, the producer must follow all rules and regulations of the SFCP.

For more information on importation regulations, click the following links:

For more information please contact the Scrapie Project Coordinator at 1-866-534-1302 or by e-mail at admin@scrapiecanada.ca

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