Even though the info within the article (link below) has to do with health certificate recquirements for "exporting" poultry to other states within the USA (instead of your country Israel) it does show you what is entailed within the very general description of "health" and I would believe similar to be of importance to getting such a certificate to your country (testing for pullorum, AI etc) ... please note that the testing must be done several days to sometimes a month before actual export takes place! http://www.bah.state.mn.us/animals/poultry/poultry_exports.html more info on international exports of (live) birds: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/ Here is the form/info your country recquires for the importation of turkeys (I imagine similar is recquired for poultry and silkies will be poultry and not "pet" birds in all likelihood: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/animal_israel.shtml Health Certificate No.________ (Valid Only if the USDA Veterinary Seal Appears Over the Certificate #) 2 Nature and identification of means of transport: __________________________________________________________________ IV. I, the undersigned, a duly authorized veterinarian by the U.S. Department of Agriculture hereby certify that: A. The United States is free of avian influenza. B. The hatchery and the flock of origin of the said birds/hatching eggs, as well as all areas in a 10 km radius have been free from New Castle disease during the last 12 months. C. The day-old chicks/day-old turkeys/hatching eggs described above originated from the above mentioned hatchery/flocks, which uses eggs obtained only from breeding flocks that are known to be free from bacillary white diarrhoea (Pullorum disease), Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella enteritidis and from Arizona hinshawii (for turkeys only). D. The breeding flocks/hatchery from which the hatching eggs/day-old chicks/day-old turkeys originated were free from evidence of infectious diseases day old water fowls and in particular of Avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Salmonella enteritidis, Avian chlamydiosis (Ornithosis), Tuberculosis and Reticuloendothliosis during the last 12 months. E. The chicks have not been treated with antibiotics or other bactericidal or bacteriostatic agents. F. A Pullorum-gallinarum agglutination test, of all (100%) the birds in the flocks of origin, has been carried out within 12 months prior to the date of export, with negative results. Date of Test __________________ G. An ELISA test for Reticuloendothliosis has been carried out in the breeding flock of origin within 2 months prior to the date of export with negative results. Date of Test Health Certificate No.________ (Valid Only if the USDA Veterinary Seal Appears Over the Certificate #) Health Certificate No.________ (Valid Only if the USDA Veterinary Seal Appears Over the Certificate #) 3 H. Routine monitoring of the flocks of origin and their progeny has not disclosed infection with Salmonella enteritidis. _______________________________ ____________________________________ _______________________________ Type or Print - Name of Endorsing Federal Type or Print - Name/Address Veterinarian (Valid only if the USDA Issuing Accredited Veterinarian USDA Veterinary Seal appears over the Signature of the Endorsing Federal Veterinarian) _______________________________ (______)____________________________ Signature-Accredited Veterinarian Date Endorsed/Signature Endorsing Federal Veterinarian ...this means you need the breeder to have the testing done and cannot wait till you get into the USA to try and get the certificate IMHO. Perhaps others here at BYC has further ideas and tips for you.