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PART IIE+W+S+NISpecific requirements for the quarantine of captive birds which quarantine managers must ensure are met

1.  In this Part “unit” in relation to a quarantine centre has the same meaning as it has in the Decision.E+W+S+NI

2.  Birds shall be quarantined for a period (“the quarantine period”) of at least 30 days at the quarantine centre or quarantine facility to which they have been conveyed from the border inspection post and in the case of a quarantine facility at which consignments arriving at different dates are quarantined, the quarantine period shall be extended to expire no sooner than 30 days after the last consignment arrived at the quarantine facility.E+W+S+NI

3.  No bird at a quarantine centre may share a unit with any other bird unless that other bird arrived in the same consignment as the first bird, and in the event that one bird shares a unit with another, the quarantine period for any bird in the unit shall be extended to expire no sooner than 30 days after the last bird was placed in the unit.E+W+S+NI

4.  Psittaciformes shall be identified individually in accordance with the requirements of Part B of Chapter 2 of Annex B to the Decision.E+W+S+NI

5.  The use of sentinel chickens shall conform with Article 4(2) of the Decision.E+W+S+NI

6.  Suitable arrangements shall be made for the taking of samples by a veterinary inspector in accordance with Articles 4(1), (3), (4)(c) and (d), and (5) of the Decision.E+W+S+NI

7.  The presence or suspected presence of disease in a bird at a quarantine centre or quarantine facility, and the death of any bird during the quarantine period described in paragraphs 2 or 3 as the case may be shall be reported to the veterinary inspector supervising the quarantine centre or quarantine facility as soon as reasonably practical.E+W+S+NI

8.  No person shall enter a quarantine centre or quarantine facility unless the quarantine manager in charge of the centre or facility is reasonably satisfied that person satisfies the condition in regulation 19(6)(a) and one of the criteria in regulation 19(6)(b).E+W+S+NI

9.  The destruction, cleansing and disinfection and post-infection sampling from sentinel chickens or other birds in other units (in the case of quarantine centres), and the restrictions on movements onto or off the quarantine centre or quarantine facility shall conform with Article 4(4) of the Decision, unless notice is served under regulation 21(2)(b).E+W+S+NI

10.  Cages and crates used for the transport of birds to the quarantine centre or quarantine facility shall be destroyed by the quarantine manager in such a way as to avoid the spread of disease, unless the cages or crates are made of a material which allows effective cleaning and disinfection, in which case they may be cleansed, disinfected and re-used.E+W+S+NI

11.  Litter and waste material from the quarantine centre or quarantine facility shall be collected, stored and treated as approved or required in writing by the official veterinarian in accordance with paragraph 9 of Part A of Chapter 2 of Annex B to the Decision and in any event so as to avoid spread of disease.E+W+S+NI

12.  A record shall be maintained and retained for at least one year—E+W+S+NI

(a)in respect of each consignment of the date, number and species of captive birds entering and leaving the quarantine centre or quarantine facility;

(b)of individual identification numbers of psittaciformes held at the quarantine centre or quarantine facility;

(c)of any significant observations as to the condition of captive birds during quarantine;

(d)of illness and number of deaths, recorded on a daily basis;

(e)of dates and results of veterinary tests carried out in respect of captive birds during quarantine;

(f)of dates and type of veterinary or other treatment administered to captive birds during quarantine; and

(g)of names of persons entering the quarantine centre or quarantine facility, including the authority by which entry was gained.

13.  A copy of the health certificate and the common veterinary entry document referred to in Article 3 of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 282/2004 which accompanies a captive bird upon import shall be kept for at least one year after the arrival of that captive bird at the quarantine centre or quarantine facility.E+W+S+NI

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