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The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

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Regulations 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7

SCHEDULE 2Methods of cleansing and disinfection

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CLEANSING AND DISINFECTION OF MEANS OF TRANSPORT

Level of cleansing and disinfection

1.  All cleansing and disinfection shall be carried out so as to reduce so far as reasonably practicable the risk of transmission of disease.

Parts of the means of transport required to be cleansed

2.—(1) In the case of animals not transported in a container–

(a)the following shall be cleansed whether or not they are soiled:

(i)all the inside surfaces of those parts of the means of transport in which the animals are transported,

(ii)all parts of the means of transport to which the animals may have had access during the journey; and

(b)the following shall be cleansed if they are soiled–

(i)any detachable fittings not used during the journey;

(ii)any other part of the means of transport; and

(iii)any equipment.

(2) In the case of animals transported in a container, the interior of the container shall be cleansed whether or not it is soiled, and the exterior of the container and any parts of the means of transport carrying the container shall be cleansed if they are soiled.

(3) The wheels, mudguards and wheel arches of the means of transport shall be cleansed whether or not they are soiled and whether or not the animals were transported in a container.

(4) For the purposes of regulation 2, every part of a means of transport required to be cleansed shall also be disinfected.

Method of cleansing

3.  Cleansing shall be by removing any feeding stuffs to which animals have had access, litter, excreta and other material of animal origin, mud and other contaminants using any appropriate means, and then cleansing with water, steam or where appropriate chemicals or chemical compounds (or, if necessary, any combination of these) until free of material which could spread disease.

Method of disinfection

4.  Anything to be disinfected under these Regulations shall be disinfected after cleansing has been completed, using a disinfectant approved for the purpose under the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978(1) at the concentration required under that Order for “General Orders”, or, where an inspector has required the use of a particular cleansing agent under regulation 7, that cleansing agent.

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S.I. 1978/32 as amended by S.I. 1978/934, S.I. 1997/2347 and S.I. 1999/919, and S.S.I. 2001/45, S.S.I. 2003/334, S.S.I. 2004/537 and S.S.I. 2005/99.

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