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Diseases of Poultry (England) Order 2003

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PART IPREMISES ON WHICH A DESIGNATED DISEASE IS SUSPECTED

Record of Poultry

1.  The occupier of the premises shall make and maintain an up to date record of the poultry on the premises showing in respect of each category the number of poultry which have died, which show clinical signs of disease and which show no signs. The record shall be produced to a veterinary inspector on demand.

Isolation of poultry

2.  The occupier of the premises shall ensure that any poultry or birds kept in captivity on the premises are kept in their living quarters or some other place where they can be isolated. Pigeons shall be isolated in their pigeon house until restrictions have been removed.

Prohibition on movement of poultry to or from premises

3.  No person shall move any poultry to or from the premises.

Prohibition on movement of persons, animals and vehicles to or from the premises

4.  No person shall move to or from the premises and no person shall move any animal or vehicle to or from the premises.

Prohibition on removal or spreading of things liable to transmit disease

5.  No person shall remove from the premises or spread in the premises any used poultry litter or poultry manure or anything liable to transmit disease.

Restriction on removal of eggs

6.  No person shall move any eggs from premises except in accordance with the provisions of article 4.2(e) of, and Annex I to, Council Directive 92/40/EEC or article 4.2(e) of and Annex I to Council Directive 92/66/EEC as the case may be.

Disinfection at entrances and exits

7.  The occupier of the premises shall provide and maintain an appropriate means of disinfection at the entrances and exits of the buildings housing poultry and of the premises(1).

(1)

Disinfectants approved for use under this Order are set out in the Schedules to the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/32, amended by S.I. 1999/919).

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