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The Avian Influenza (Slaughter and Vaccination) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Regulation 16(1)

SCHEDULEConditions for movements of poultry, other captive birds and poultry products

PART 1

1.  In this Schedule “the movement licence” means a licence issued under regulation 15(2) for the particular movement described in the relevant sub-paragraph of this Schedule.

PART 2Movements of live poultry or other captive birds or poultry eggs within a vaccination zone

2.—(1) Where any person moves live poultry or other captive birds or poultry eggs within a vaccination zone–

(a)hatching eggs must–

(i)originate from a vaccinated or unvaccinated breeding flock which has been examined with favourable results by a veterinary inspector;

(ii)have been disinfected before dispatch in accordance with instructions issued by a veterinary inspector;

(iii)be transported directly to the hatchery of destination; and

(iv)be traceable within the hatchery;

(b)eggs must originate from a vaccinated or non-vaccinated layer flock which has been examined with favourable results by a veterinary inspector and must be transported to–

(i)a designated packing centre, provided that they are packed in disposable packaging and that all biosecurity measures required by the movement licence are applied; or

(ii)an establishment for the manufacture of egg products as set out in Chapter II of Section X of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004(1)to be handled and treated in accordance with Chapter XI of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004(2);

(c)day-old chicks must–

(i)originate from hatching eggs satisfying the conditions set out in sub-paragraph (a); and

(ii)be placed in a poultry-house or shed where there is no resident poultry;

(d)live poultry or other captive birds must–

(i)have been vaccinated against avian influenza if vaccination is required by a declaration or notice under regulation 12(1);

(ii)have been examined by a veterinary inspector with favourable results; and

(iii)be placed in a poultry-house or shed where there is no resident poultry.

(e)poultry for slaughter must–

(i)be examined by a veterinary inspector with favourable results before loading; and

(ii)be sent directly to a designated slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to the retail distribution of poultry eggs and movements subsequent to such distribution.

PART 3Movements of live poultry or other captive birds or poultry eggs from premises outside a vaccination zone or premises which are not under notice to premises within a vaccination zone or to premises which are under notice

3.—(1) Where any person moves live poultry or other captive birds or poultry eggs from premises outside a vaccination zone, or premises which are not under notice, to premises within a vaccination zone or to premises which are under notice–

(a)hatching eggs must–

(i)be transported directly to the hatchery of destination; and

(ii)be traceable within the hatchery;

(b)eggs must be transported to–

(i)a designated packing centre, provided that they are packed in disposable packaging and that all biosecurity measures required by the movement licence are applied; or

(ii)an establishment for the manufacture of egg products as set out in Chapter II of Section X of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 to be handled and treated in accordance with Chapter XI of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004;

(c)day-old chicks must be placed in a poultry house or shed where there is no resident poultry;

(d)live poultry or other captive birds must–

(i)be placed in a poultry-house or shed where there is no resident poultry; and

(ii)be vaccinated at the farm of destination if vaccination is required by a declaration or notice under regulation 12(1);

(e)poultry for slaughter must be sent directly to a designated slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to the retail distribution of poultry eggs and movements subsequent to such distribution.

PART 4Movements of live poultry or other captive birds or poultry eggs from premises within a vaccination zone or premises which are under notice to premises outside a vaccination zone or to premises which are not under notice

4.—(1) Where any person moves live poultry or other captive birds or poultry eggs from premises within a vaccination zone, or from premises which are under notice, to premises outside a vaccination zone or to premises which are not under notice–

(a)hatching eggs must–

(i)originate from a vaccinated or unvaccinated breeding flock which has been examined with favourable results by a veterinary inspector;

(ii)have been disinfected before dispatch in accordance with instructions issued by a veterinary inspector;

(iii)be transported directly to the hatchery of destination; and

(iv)be traceable within the hatchery;

(b)eggs must originate from a vaccinated or non-vaccinated layer flock which has been examined by a veterinary inspector and shall be transported to–

(i)a designated packing centre, provided that they are packed in disposable packaging and that all biosecurity measures required by the licence are applied; or

(ii)an establishment for the manufacture of egg products as set out in Chapter II of Section X of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 to be handled and treated in accordance with Chapter XI of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004;

(c)day-old chicks must–

(i)not have been vaccinated;

(ii)originate from hatching eggs satisfying the conditions set out in paragraph 2(1)(a) or 3(1)(a) or 4(1)(a);

(iii)be placed in a poultry-house or shed where there is no resident poultry;

(d)live poultry or other captive birds must–

(i)not have been vaccinated;

(ii)have been examined by a veterinary inspector; and

(iii)be placed in a poultry-house or shed where there is no resident poultry;

(e)poultry for slaughter must–

(i)be examined by a veterinary inspector before loading; and

(ii)be sent directly to a designated slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to the retail distribution of poultry eggs and movements subsequent to such distribution.

PART 5Meat obtained from poultry kept within a vaccination zone or premises under notice

5.—(1) For meat obtained from vaccinated poultry kept within a vaccination zone or premises under notice and which have been sent for slaughter, that poultry must–

(a)have been vaccinated with a vaccine specified in a declaration or notice under regulation 12(1);

(b)have been inspected and tested with favourable results by a veterinary inspector;

(c)have been clinically inspected by a veterinary inspector within 48 hours before loading and if appropriate any sentinel birds on the premises must have been examined by a veterinary inspector; and

(d)have been sent directly to a designated slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter.

(2) For meat obtained from non-vaccinated poultry kept within a vaccination zone or premises under notice and which have been sent for slaughter, the poultry must have undergone monitoring by a veterinary inspector or an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

PART 6General provisions

Movement outwith the United Kingdom of poultry or other captive birds from Scotland

6.  The movement outwith the United Kingdom of poultry or other captive birds kept within a vaccination zone or premises under notice from Scotland is prohibited unless authorised by the receiving Member State.

(1)

O.J. No. L 139, 30.4.04, p.55.

(2)

O.J. No. L 139, 30.4.04, p.1.

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