You are travelling with your pet and need to have a titration of vaccinal rabies antibodies certificat?
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|Contexte de l'analyse||If your pet (dog, cat, ferret...) is entering France from a high-rabies country, a blood Titer test must be processed.Consult all the legislation in the attached files below.|
|Règlementation||Rabies vaccination and its control are an obligation in 2 cases: you live abroad and wish to return with your animal in the EU, you spend your holidays with your animal abroad and wish to return with your animal in the EU.|
|Liste des analyses réalisées||Rabies antibody titration using FAVN (Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization)Analysis realised under COFRAC accreditation (Le Mans : Accréditation Essais N° 1-5755 ) Scope available on www.cofrac.fr.|
Why should I check that my animal is protected against rabies?
In France, not a single case of human rabies caught on French territory has been reported since 1924, 20 human cases caught outside French territory were reported and 22 cases of animals imported illegally since 1970.
WARNING: IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO RESPECT THE TIME LIMITS!
Titration performed on a blood sample must be performed at least 30 days after the last valid vaccination.
If the domestic carnivore was born, or lived more than six months in a third country not free from rabies, blood sampling must be done at least 3 months before importation, an animal whose rabies vaccination is valid at the moment of the blood test (time> = 3 months between the date of the blood test and the date of return to the EU).
This period of three months does not apply on animals being brought back into the EU if it was born in the EU, after transit (eg holidays) in a third country not free from rabies, provided that the titration was carried out with a favorable result before it left the EU. Titration must be made before departure to countries not free from rabies to prove that the animal is well protected before entering a risk country but this titration is not required until return to the EU. For example, this is the case for a dog, born in France that goes to Morocco for a short period (<6 months) and then returns to France.
The customs’ services will verify compliance with all the cumulative sanitary conditions imposed by Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of 26 May 2003.
Third countries exempt from the rabies titre
Animals from countries listed in Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 - Annex II - part 2, are exempt from serum titration to enter the EU
Descripton of analyses performed by the laboratory
Research and neutralizing antibody titration against the Lyssavirus rabies in domestic carnivores’ serum to estimate the effectiveness of the response of the rabies vaccine (humoral immunity).
Technique used: FAVN (Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization)
Inovalys (formerly Departmental Laboratory of Sarthe) is approved amongst others by the European Union and Japan.
Must be done in a veterinary practice (using a dry 5 ml tube)
The accompanying forms with the sample
If you are in France:
Download the form No 2 below, complete it showing your order number and attach it to the sample before sending.
If you are abroad:
Before sending your sample, you must obtain the import authorization of the latter in France.
You must complete the first part of the form No 1 and send it to the following address: email@example.com
We will then return the form No 1(in french) to you after validation by the administrative authorities. This form may be requested by customs’ control.
You may then complete form No 2 with your order number and attaching it to your sample before sending.
Results will be sent by email 5-7 working days after receipt of the sample by the laboratory
For explanations of results
• Dr. Sylvie Poliak: 02 43 39 95 74
09.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday
Arrêté du 19 juillet 2002 fixant les conditions sanitaires pour l'importation et le transit, sur le territoire métropolitain et dans les départements d'outre-mer, des animaux vivants et de certains de leurs produits visés à l'article L. 236-1 du code ruralDownload (245.45k)