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The African Swine Fever (Scotland) Order 2003

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PART IMeasures which apply to holdings and other places in the infected area

Census of feral pigs

1.  The occupier shall co-operate with any veterinary inspector in the preparation of a census consisting of a record by category of feral pigs kept by that occupier and shall ensure that the census is kept up to date and made available for inspection, on request, to an inspector. In any case where feral pigs are not kept within any premises, the first census prepared by that occupier may be based on an estimate.

Isolation of pigs

2.  The occupier of any holding shall ensure that–

(a)all pigs on that holding are restricted to their living quarters or to some other part of the holding where they can be isolated from feral pigs; and

(b)feral pigs are prevented from gaining access to any material that might come into contact with pigs on that holding.

Movement of feral pigs

3.  No person shall move a feral pig or the carcase of a feral pig onto or off any holding unless licensed to do so by a veterinary inspector.

Bio-security

4.  The occupier shall ensure that appropriate means of disinfection (including where appropriate the application of an acaricide) are provided and used at the entrances and exits of those parts of any holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place in which any pig is being kept and of those premises.

Dead or diseased feral pigs

5.  The occupier shall notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager of any dead or diseased feral pig on any holding or other place and shall retain the carcase of any dead feral pig on that holding or other place until that occupier receives notification from a veterinary inspector that it is no longer necessary to do so.

Feral pigs

6.  No person shall bring on to a holding, slaughterhouse, or knacker’s yard in the infected area–

(a)the carcase of a feral pig; or

(b)any material or equipment which could have had contact with a feral pig in the infected area.

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