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The Specified Diseases (Notification and Slaughter) Order 1992

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1.  These Order may be cited as the Specified Diseases (Notification and Slaughter) Order 1992 and shall come into force on 1st January 1993.

Application of section 22 of the Animal Health Act 1981

2.—(1) Section 32 of the Animal Health Act 1981, which enables the Minister to cause animals to be slaughtered on account of disease, shall apply to the following diseases–

  • African horse sickness

  • Bluetongue

  • Brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis

  • Contagious agalactia

  • Contagious epidydimitis

  • Epizootic haemorrhagic virus disease

  • Goat pox

  • Lumpy Skin Disease

  • Peste des Petits Ruminants

  • Rift Valley Fever

  • Sheep pox

  • Teschen Disease

  • Vesicular Stomatitis

(2) For the purposes of this article the definition of “animal” in the Animal Health Act 1981 is hereby extended to include any kind of mammal except man.

Amendment of the Specified Diseases (Notification) Order 1991

3.—(1) For the Schedule to the Specified Diseases (Notification) Order 1991(1) there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 1 of this Order.

(2) In Article 2(b) of the Specified Diseases (Notification) Order 1991 the words “column 1 of” shall be omitted.

(3) In Article 3 of the Specified Diseases (Notification) Order 1991 for the definition of “specified disease” there shall be substituted the following–

“specified disease” means a disease specified in the Schedule to this Order;

Amendment of the Diseases of Animals (Ascertainment of Disease) Order 1985

4.  In Article 3 of the Diseases of Animals (Ascertainment of Disease) Order 1985(2), for the definition of “disease” there shall be substituted the following–

“Disease” means African horse sickness, Aujeszky’s disease, Brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis, cattle plague, contagious agalactia, contagious epidydimitis, dourine, enzootic bovine leukosis, equine infectious anaemia, equine encephalomyelitis, pleuro-pnemonia, rabies, sheep-pox, swine fever and Teschen disease;.

Revocations and consequential amendments

5.  The Orders referred to in Schedule 2 to this Order are hereby revoked or amended as specified in that Schedule.

In witness thereof the Official Seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on

L.S.

John Selwyn Gummer

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

10th December 1992

Hector Munro

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

10th December 1992

David Hunt

Secretary of State for Wales

10th December 1992

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