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Council Directive of 13 December 1977 establishing the Community criteria for national plans for the accelerated eradication of brucellosis, tuberculosis and enzootic leukosis in cattle (78/52/EEC)

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Notwithstanding any measures adopted pursuant to national provisions in the event of leukosis being suspected, Member States shall, when the presence of leukosis is officially confirmed in a herd, take appropriate measures to prevent any spread of the disease and shall ensure in particular that:

  • any movement of animals from this herd is prohibited, unless authorized by the competent authorities for the purpose of slaughter without delay,

  • the herd in question is isolated so that the cattle cannot come into contact with cattle not belonging to this herd,

  • milk from infected cows may only be fed to animals after suitable heat treatment or delivered to a dairy to undergo such treatment; feeding animals with milk which has not undergone heat treatment may be authorized for herds where all animals are to be slaughtered pursuant to Article 24, point 1,

  • carcases, half-carcases, quarters, pieces and offal from infected animals intended for use as feed for animals are prepared in such a way as to avoid contamination,

  • official regulations for the control of establishments such as carcase disposal plants ensure that there is no danger of the material produced spreading leukosis,

  • the farmer notifies the official veterinarian of the death or emergency slaughter of any cattle from his farm.

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