In vivo use of imported biological products

​​​​​There are significant biosecurity risks associated with the in vivo use of imported biological products in non-laboratory animals. (Laboratory animals include those defined in the following list and must be contained under laboratory conditions: guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rabbits, rats, rodents, and micro-organisms.)

For in vivo use in non-laboratory organisms (for example chickens, sheep, cattle) a separate in ​vivo application must be lodged with, and approved by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. This also applies if the product is to be used in vaccine or ve​​terinary therapeutic manufacture. Approval for in vivo use must be obtained at the time of importation, or prior to pre-imported biologicals being used for any in vivo purpose.