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The African Swine Fever (Scotland) Order 2003

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Measures where the disease is confirmed in a slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place or on a means of transport

8.—(1) Where the Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that the disease is present in a slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place or on a means of transport, a veterinary inspector may serve a notice on the occupier of the slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place, or on the person who appears to be in charge of the means of transport, requiring that occupier or person to ensure that–

(a)in the case of that slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place, all buildings, equipment and vehicles specified in the notice are cleansed and disinfected and, if necessary, an acaricide is applied, in accordance with the instructions, and under the supervision, of a veterinary inspector; or

(b)in the case of the means of transport, that means of transport and any part thereof is taken to such destination as may be specified in the notice, unloaded, and cleansed and disinfected and, if necessary, an acaricide is applied, in accordance with the instructions, and under the supervision, of a veterinary inspector,

and no pigs are reintroduced to that slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place or that means of transport until at least 24 hours after completion of the cleansing and disinfection operations carried out in accordance with sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above, and the application of an acaricide if one has been applied.

(2) Where a notice has been served under paragraph (1), the veterinary inspector shall be entitled to carry out an investigation into the epidemiology of the outbreak of the disease in that slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place or on that means of transport.

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