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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Order 2006

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PART 2Cleansing and disinfection of infected premises

13.  This Part applies to the cleansing and disinfection of infected premises.

Preliminary disinfection of infected premises

14.  Cleansing and disinfection shall be carried out during and immediately following slaughter so as to minimise the risk of disease spread and in accordance with the directions of an inspector.

15.  Following slaughter–

(a)every carcase shall be sprayed with disinfectant;

(b)carcases (together with any tissue, blood or contaminated material spilled during or immediately following slaughter) removed from the premises for disposal shall be contained in covered, leak-proof containers; and

(c)all parts of the premises which housed susceptible animals, and any parts of buildings and yards and other surfaces which may have been contaminated during or after slaughter, shall be sprayed with disinfectant.

16.  Disinfectant shall not be removed for at least 24 hours after application.

Final cleansing and disinfection of infected premises

17.  Grease and dirt shall be removed from all surfaces by the application of a degreasing agent and washed with water.

18.  Following degreasing and washing with water, disinfectant shall be reapplied.

19.  At least seven days after the reapplication of disinfectant, the operations in paragraphs 17 and 18 shall be repeated, followed by final washing with water.

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