Important advice for livestock producers – Russian market eligibility: LPA NVD Requirements, Revised


30 May 2017

For Russian Market Access

Detection of oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline residues in meat or offal in Russia will result in the meat processor, and potentially Australia, being banned from that market. Russia has been Australia’s fourth most important market. 

To meet Russian market access requirements SAFEMEAT has implemented a 90 day Provisional Russian Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) for sheep for some prescribed veterinary medicines and feed additives containing oxytetracycline – effective 1 January 2012. Currently no beef products are being exported Russia and the 90 day provisional ESI has been removed for cattle only. Specific products may have a shorter ESI which are suitable for Russian market requirements – please check the APVMA ESI list.  

Producers must declare the status of their livestock against the appropriate ESI by correctly completing the LPA NVD.
Use NVD version S0413 and accurately answer the Question “Are any of the sheep in this consignment still within the Withholding Period (WHP) or Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) as set by APVMA or SAFEMEAT following treatment with any veterinary drug or chemical?” You do not need to write ‘Russian Eligible’ on the NVD version S0413 as your answer to this question facilitates access to that market.
All old LPA NVD versions (prior to C0413 and S0413) have been phased out by SAFEMEAT and are no longer valid. These old NVD versions required you to write the term ‘Russian Eligible’ when the terms of the notice and the Provisional ESIs specified were observed to meet SAFEMEAT’s requirements for the slaughter of sheep for the Russian meat market. The term ‘Russian Eligible’ is no longer required. 

If you use prescribed veterinary products containing oxytetracycline, administer the treatment in the upper neck region only, as per label instructions. For feed additives containing chlortetracycline you must follow label directions accurately. 


Animal health treatments containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline are being assessed for lower slaughter intervals, and are published in the APVMA ESI list available through the link on the APVMA website.
For the latest updates, including a list of prescribed veterinary products containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline, go to the APVMA website or contact your veterinarian.

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