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Animal Health Act 1981

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. General powers of Ministers to make orders and to authorise regulations

      1. 1.General powers of Ministers to make orders

      2. 2.Local authority regulations

    2. Eradication and prevention of disease

      1. 3.Expenditure for eradication

      2. 4.Offences as to s. 3

      3. 5.Veterinary services and therapeutic substances

      4. 6.Eradication areas and attested areas

    3. Cleansing and movement

      1. 7.Cleansing and disinfection

      2. 8.Movement generally

    4. Transport by sea and air

      1. 9.Prohibition in specific cases

      2. 10.Importation

      3. 11.Export to member States

      4. 12.Export quarantine stations

    5. Control of dogs, and preventive treatment of sheep

      1. 13.Orders as to dogs

      2. 14.Prevention of sheep scab

  3. Part II Disease

    1. Outbreak

      1. 15.Separation and notice

      2. 16.Treatment after exposure to infection

    2. Infection

      1. 17.Powers as to infected places and areas

      2. 18.Other provisions as to infected places and areas

      3. 19.Destruction of foxes etc. on rabies infection

      4. 20.Additional provisions under s. 17 on rabies infection

      5. 21.Destruction of wild life on infection other than rabies

      6. 22.Powers of entry etc. for s. 21

      7. 23.Orders as to infected places and areas

      8. 24.Rabies: quarantine and virus control

      9. 25.Movement of diseased or suspected animals

      10. 26.Pleuro-pneumonia or foot-and-mouth disease found in transit

      11. 27.Exclusion of strangers

      12. 28.Seizure of diseased or suspected animals

    3. Risk to human health

      1. 29.Control of zoonoses

      2. 30.Provisions supplemental to s. 29

    4. Slaughter

      1. 31.Slaughter in certain diseases

      2. 32.Slaughter in other diseases

      3. 33.Additional staff and expenses

      4. 34.Slaughter and compensation generally

    5. Carcases etc. liable to spread disease

      1. 35.Seizure and disposal of carcases etc

      2. 36.Compensation for seizure

  4. Part III Welfare and Export

    1. Care

      1. 37.Prevention of suffering

      2. 38.Food and water

    2. Export

      1. 39.Export of animals generally

    3. Export of horses other than those defined as ponies

      1. 40.Restriction on export of horses

    4. Export of horses defined as ponies

      1. 41.Restriction on export of ponies

      2. 42.Restriction on export of registered ponies

      3. 43.Regulation of export of ponies

    5. Other provisions as to export of horses

      1. 44.Slaughter on examination or inspection

      2. 45.Marking of horses certified for export

      3. 46.Slaughter of injured horses

      4. 47.Exemption of thoroughbreds in transit

      5. 48.Certificates

      6. 49.Enforcement and interpretation

  5. Part IV Local Authorities

    1. 50.Local authorities for purposes of this Act

    2. 51.Local authorities and their districts

    3. 52.Inspectors and other officers

    4. 53.Borrowing powers

    5. 54.Provision of wharves etc

    6. 55.Power to acquire land

    7. 56.Public facilities for sheep dipping

    8. 57.Burial of carcases washed ashore

    9. 58.Regulations

    10. 59.Default

  6. Part V Enforcement, Offences and Proceedings

    1. Enforcement

      1. 60.Duties and authorities of constables

      2. 61.Powers of arrest as to rabies

      3. 62.Entry and search under s. 61

      4. 63.General powers of inspectors

      5. 64.Powers of inspectors as to poultry

      6. 65.Power to detain vessels and aircraft

      7. 66.Refusal and obstruction

    2. Offences as to licences, declarations, certificates and instruments

      1. 67.Issue of false licences etc

      2. 68.Issue of licences etc. in blank

      3. 69.Falsely obtaining licences etc

      4. 70.Alteration of licences etc

      5. 71.Other offences as to licences

    3. Offences generally

      1. 72.Offences made and declared by and under this Act

      2. 73.General offences

    4. Further provisions as to punishment of offences

      1. 74.Liability under the customs and excise Acts

      2. 75.Punishment of summary offences not otherwise provided for

      3. 76.Certain importation offences triable either summarily or on indictment

    5. Proceedings

      1. 77.Money recoverable summarily

      2. 78.Appeal

      3. 79.Evidence and procedure

  7. Part VI Supplemental

    1. Reports and information

      1. 80.Yearly return to Parliament

      2. 81.Reports to Minister

      3. 82.Information from Agricultural Marketing Boards

    2. Notices, fees, and exemption from stamp duty

      1. 83.Form and service of instruments

      2. 84.Fees

      3. 85.Exemption from stamp duty

    3. Interpretation, functions, and orders etc

      1. 86.Ministers and their functions

      2. 87.Meaning of " animals " and " poultry "

      3. 88.Meaning of " disease "

      4. 89.Other interpretation provisions

      5. 90.Application to hovercraft

      6. 91.Orders etc

    4. Scotland and Northern Ireland

      1. 92.General application to Scotland

      2. 93.Communications to and from Northern Ireland

    5. Miscellaneous provisions as to operation

      1. 94.Transitional

      2. 95.Savings

      3. 96.Consequential amendments and repeals

      4. 97.Short title, extent, and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Regulation of manufacture of and other matters connected with veterinary therapeutic substances

    2. Schedule 2

      Specific matters with respect to which provision may be made in orders under section 10

    3. Schedule 3

      Power to slaughter in relation to certain diseases

    4. Schedule 4

      Additional provisions as to food and water at railway stations

    5. Schedule 5

      Consequential amendments

    6. Schedule 6

      Repeals

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