Guidelines for Exporting Live Birds
The following are export requirements:

a)  An import permit from the Veterinarian Authority of the country of destination. The import permit is a set of health conditions, which Kenya has to fulfil to minimize the risk of spreading any bird disease from Kenya to that country. Some of the possible conditions that may be imposed are:

  •  The breeding farm or hatchery for the quail/guinea fowl should operate under a license from the Director of Veterinary Services, (DVS).
  • Assurance that the breeding farm or hatchery carries out statutory vaccinations provided in Kenyan law, e.g. against Newcastle Disease
  • The breeding farm or hatchery carries out the statutory monitoring for salmonella in the birds, feeds and premises, including sampling and testing for salmonella every two months.
  • Freedom from clinical disease on the day of shipment.
  • Welfare assurance during transportation.

b)    The Director of Veterinary Services will carry out the inspection and certification procedures specified by the import permit and issue the exporter with an international veterinary certificate also called export permit.

Any other advice
As mentioned in 2 (i) above, the breeding farm or hatchery needs to be formally inspected and licensed by the DVS. This requires that the site of the premises, the building plan, the structures and the bio security enclosure should conform to legal requirements provided in Animal Diseases Act, Cap 364 (Legal Notice Number 47/1985 (Hatchery) Rules)). The owner of the establishment should apply to the DVS for such a license, with application fees being Kshs 1,000/= and license Kshs 5,000/=
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