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The Aujeszky’s Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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CHAPTER 3Removal of measures in Schedule 1 relating to infected premises

Removal of restrictions from infected premises

13.  When a veterinary inspector is satisfied that there is no further risk of spread of Aujeszky’s Disease Virus from the premises that inspector may serve a notice on the keeper, or if different from the keeper the owner or occupier of the premises revoking the notice served under article 9(2) if—

(a)all pigs required by the Department have been slaughtered; and

(b)the premises have been cleansed and disinfected to the satisfaction of the veterinary inspector.

Cleansing and disinfection

14.—(1) A veterinary inspector may, by notice served on the keeper or if different from the keeper the owner or occupier of infected premises requiring the cleansing and disinfection with an approved disinfectant used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions—

(a)the premises or such part of them as may be specified in the notice; and

(b)any receptacle or vehicle used for the confinement or movement of pigs or the movement of any carcase, product or feeding stuff to or from the premises.

(2) Where any person on whom the notice served under paragraph (1) fails to comply with the requirements the Department may, without prejudice to any proceedings for an offence arising out of such default, carry out or cause to be carried out such cleansing and disinfection as is required in the notice.

(3) A notice served in respect of any premises shall remain in force until such date as may be specified in the notice or until the notice is suspended or revoked by the service of a notice on the keeper or if different from the keeper, the owner or occupier of the premises by an inspector.

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