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The Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (Wales) Order 2002

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Article 3

SCHEDULEGENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE USE OF PREMISES FOR ANIMAL GATHERINGS

28 day restricted period prior to an animal gathering

1.  Subject to paragraph 3 of this Schedule, no person shall allow an animal gathering to take place on premises on which animals have been kept until 28 days have passed from the day on which—

(a)the last animal left those premises; and

(b)the cleansing of visible contamination on all pens, hurdles and any other equipment to which the animals have had access, has been completed.

28 day restricted period following an animal gathering

2.—(a) Subject to paragraph 3 of this Schedule, no person shall allow animals onto premises on which an animal gathering has been held until 28 days have passed from the day on which—

(i)the last animal left those premises; and

(ii)the cleansing of visible contamination on all pens, hurdles and any other equipment to which the animals have had access has been completed.

(b)During the 28 days period referred to in paragraph (a) above, no person shall remove from the premises any pen, hurdle or other equipment to which the animals have had access unless they have been swept or scraped clean, cleansed by washing and an approved disinfectant applied in accordance with manufacturers' instructions.

Exception to restricted period

3.  The restrictions in paragraph 1 and 2 above do not apply if the parts of the premises to which animals have had access are paved with cement, concrete, asphalt or other hard, impermeable material that is capable of being effectively cleansed and disinfected and the premises are cleansed and disinfected in accordance with Paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 below.

Cleansing and disinfection of paved premises

4.  All parts of the premises to which animals have had access (including any pens, hurdles and any other equipment) must be swept or scraped clean and then cleansed by washing and an approved disinfectant applied in accordance with manufacturers' instructions.

5.  The cleansing and disinfecting set out in paragraph 4 above—

(a)must not begin until the animals have been removed from the part of the premises to be cleansed and disinfected; and

(b)must be completed after the last animal has left the premises and before animals are allowed onto the premises again.

6.  If (for a reason other than the presence of animals there) the premises become contaminated with animal excreta or other material of animal origin or any contaminant derived from animals, then the premises or those parts that have become so contaminated must be swept or scraped clean and then cleansed by washing and an approved disinfectant applied in accordance with manufacturers' instructions before any animals are allowed onto the premises again.

Disposal of waste from animal gatherings

7.  All feedingstuffs to which the animals have had access, and all bedding, excreta, other material of animal origin and other contaminants derived from the animals at the animal gathering shall, as soon as possible and before animals are allowed to enter the premises again, be—

(a)destroyed;

(b)treated so as to remove the risk of transmission of disease; or

(c)disposed of so that animals do not have access to it.

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