- Comply with national, carrier and IATA regulations as applicable
- Each destination country may have additional regulations and agreements in place
- Read more on transporting live animals from Cargo Guidelines
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Before preparing a live animal consignment for carriage by air, shippers must always obtain full information well in advance concerning export/import, in transit permit, veterinary health certificate, for Cites species Cites export permit and a copy of the Cites import permit where required, veterinary examination, quarantine, trans–shipment requirements or prohibition restrictions, which may also include the food provided for the animal.
Such regulations are subject to frequent change and depend upon the species being shipped. Therefore, the Shipper must obtain current requirements from the local Consulate or national authority concerned.
It is the responsibility of the shipper to ascertain what national legislation regarding the protection of animals during transport by air is in force to, through and from the countries to which the animals are being shipped.
The shipper or its authorized agent is responsible for and must:
- finalize the route and any special care required by the shipment upon reservation and prior to acceptance;
- advise the carrier if female animals are in oestrus “heat”;
- advise the carrier of the gender of the mammals being shipped;
- obtain all documents and correct information for the Shipper's Certification;
- comply with national, carrier and IATA regulations as applicable;
- provide containers that conform to the IATA LAR latest edition;
- provide suitable bedding and food for the species that does not contravene any regulations;
- provide the scientific and common name of the animal(s) and quantity of each animal contained in the container, as shown on the shipper's certification;
- affix special feeding and watering instructions to the container and attach a copy to the documents that accompany the shipment;
- record on the container instructions, the date and time that food and water was last given to the animal, prior to acceptance;
- declare the condition of animals when pregnant or has given birth in the last 48 hours;
- record any medication given, i.e. drug, dosage, time given and route. This information must accompany the documents and a copy be affixed to the container.