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The Classical Swine Fever (Scotland) Order 2003

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PART IIMeasures which apply in a surveillance zone

Movement restrictions

11.  Subject to paragraph 13, no person shall move or transport any pig on any public or private road (other than, where necessary, the service roads of holdings) within a surveillance zone unless licensed to do so by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

12.  Subject to paragraph 13, no person shall move any vehicle from a surveillance zone if it has been used to transport pigs, unless it has first been cleansed and disinfected.

13.  The prohibition in paragraphs 11 and 12 shall not apply–

(a)to the transport of any pig which is loaded on to a vehicle or train outside that surveillance zone and is transported through that zone by means of an uninterrupted journey without that vehicle or train being loaded or unloaded in that zone; or

(b)to the movement or transport of any pig from outside that surveillance zone with a view to immediate slaughter in a slaughterhouse within that zone, provided that movement or transport has been licensed by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

14.  The occupier of any holding within a surveillance zone shall ensure that no other species of domestic animal enters or leaves that holding within seven days of the establishment of that zone unless licensed to do so by an inspector.

15.  No person shall remove any pig semen, or the ovum or embryo of a pig from a holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place within a surveillance zone.

Movement of pigs

16.  Where an infected area has been established following confirmation of the disease on a holding, until that holding has been cleansed and disinfected no person shall move any pig off any other holding in the surveillance zone forming part of that infected area for at least 21 days. Thereafter no person shall move any pig off any other holding unless licensed to do so by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

17.  Where –

(a)a holding has been within a surveillance zone for more than 30 days as a result of further outbreaks of the disease within that zone; and

(b)this has given rise to welfare or other problems in keeping pigs on the holding,

pigs may be moved off that holding provided that the movement is licensed by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

Bio security

18.  The person in charge of any vehicle or equipment used to transport any pig, other livestock, or material which may be contaminated with the virus (including carcases, feeding stuffs, manure, slurry, utensils and waste) shall ensure that the vehicle or equipment is cleansed and disinfected as soon as possible after use and before it is used again in accordance with the directions of a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

19.  No person shall enter or leave any holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place within the surveillance zone wearing clothing or footwear which is visibly contaminated with mud, slurry, animal faeces, droppings or excretions or any other similar matter unless that person cleanses and disinfects the outer surfaces of that clothing or footwear on entering or leaving those premises.

Notification of dead or diseased pigs on a holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place

20.  The occupier of any holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place within a surveillance zone shall notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager about any dead or diseased pigs on those premises.

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