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The Aujeszky’s Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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2.—(1) In this Order—

“Aujeszky’s Disease Virus” means the presence of Aujeszky’s Disease in a pig or carcase or a premises is contaminated with the virus;

“approved disinfectant” means a disinfectant approved by the Department under the Diseases of Animals (Approval of Disinfectants) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008(1);

“breeding pig” means any sow, boar or gilt which is at least 6 months of age;

“carcase” means a carcase or part of a carcase of a pig;

“disease” means Aujeszky’s Disease and “diseased” means showing clinical, pathological or serological evidence of Aujeszky’s Disease ;

“feedingstuff” means any substance used for feeding pigs and includes any ingredient used in the preparation of pig feedingstuff;

“holding code” means an alphanumeric code, allocated by the Department under article 4(2) of the Pigs (Records, Identification and Movements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012(2);

“infected premises” means any premises declared to be infected under article 9;

“inspector” means a person who is authorised by the Department to exercise powers under this Order; and includes a veterinary inspector;

“keeper” means any person having care and control of pigs, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, but does not include a person who only transports pigs;

“pig” means any animal of the suidae family;

“premises” means premises where pigs or carcases are or have been kept or are suspected of being or having been kept;

“product” means any meat, offal, dung or other substance directly derived from a pig, whether mixed with any other substance or not and includes any bedding used by pigs;

“samples” means any samples taken from a pig or carcase;

“suspected” in relation to any pigs, carcases or premises means suspected of being infected with Aujeszky’s Disease or contaminated with Aujeszky’s Disease virus.

(2) Other expressions used in this Order which are also used in the Aujeszky’s Disease Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2012(3) shall have the same meaning as in that Scheme.

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