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Classical Swine Fever Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

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2.—(1) In this Order –

“carcase” means a pig carcase and includes part of a carcase;

“the disease” means classical swine fever;

“Divisional Veterinary Officer ” means a Divisional Veterinary Officer of the Department appointed for the time being by the Department to receive information about infected or suspected animals or carcases for the area in which such animals or carcases are located;

“farmed game handling facility” means any building, premises or place, other than a slaughterhouse, used for the purpose of slaughtering farmed game, the flesh of which is intended for sale for human consumption;

“feral pig” means a pig which is not kept or bred on a holding and is not in a slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or means of transport;

“holding” means any place where any pig is bred or kept on a permanent or temporary basis or has been kept within 56 days but does not include a slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or means of transport or fenced areas where feral pigs are kept and may be hunted;

“infected” means infected with disease;

“knacker’s yard” means any premises used in connection with the business of slaughtering, flaying or cutting up animals whose flesh is not intended for human consumption;

“meat” means the meat of a pig which is suitable for human consumption;

“pig” means an animal of the suidae family;

“pig product” means any product derived from the meat of a pig for human consumption;

“protection zone” means a protection zone established by the Department in accordance with Article 11;

“slaughterhouse” means any building, premises or place (other than a farmed game handling facility) for slaughtering animals the flesh of which is intended for sale for human consumption, and includes any place available in connection therewith for the confinement of animals while awaiting slaughter there;

“surveillance zone” means a surveillance zone established by the Department in accordance with Article 11;

“suspected ” means suspected of being infected;

“temporary control zone” means a temporary control zone established by the Department in accordance with Article 10;

“the virus” means the classical swine fever virus.

(2) For the purposes of this Order –

(a)a pig or pig carcase is suspected of being infected if it has the clinical signs, post-mortem lesions or if the results of a diagnostic test indicate the possible presence of the virus in that animal or carcase;

(b)a pig or pig carcase is infected if the Department determines that it is infected on the basis of clinical signs, post-mortem lesions or the result of a diagnostic test and any epidemiological circumstances.

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