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The Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Wales) (No 2) Order 2006

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Article 9

SCHEDULE 1Measures where avian influenza or avian influenza virus is suspected on premises

Record of poultry, other captive birds and mammals

1.  The occupier must make and update daily a record of poultry, other captive birds and mammals kept on the premises showing, for each species, the number or approximate number —

(a)alive;

(b)which have died;

(c)which show clinical signs of avian influenza;

(d)he or she thinks are likely to be infected;

(e)born or hatched.

Housing or isolation of poultry and other captive birds

2.—(1) The occupier must ensure that poultry and other captive birds are—

(a)housed; or

(b)kept isolated (if so directed by a veterinary inspector on the basis that housing is impractical or would adversely affect the birds' welfare to a significant degree).

(2) The occupier must take all reasonable steps to minimise contact with wild birds, in accordance with a veterinary inspector’s instructions.

Prohibition on the movement of poultry and other captive birds to and from the premises

3.  No person is to move any poultry or other captive birds to or from the premises unless licensed by a veterinary inspector.

Prohibition on the removal of other things liable to transmit avian influenza

4.  No person may remove from the premises any carcase, poultry meat, poultry feed, utensils, material, waste, droppings, poultry or other captive bird manure, slurry, used litter or anything else liable to transmit avian influenza unless he or she is licensed by a veterinary inspector.

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

5.—(1) No person is to move to or from the premises and no person is to move any mammal, vehicle or equipment to or from the premises unless the movement is licensed by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to pet animals which—

(a)only have access to that part of the premises where people live;

(b)have no contact with poultry or other captive birds on the premises; and

(c)have no access to any cages or areas on the premises where poultry or other captive birds are kept.

Restrictions on the movement of eggs

6.  No person is to move any eggs from the premises except, under the authority of a licence granted by a veterinary inspector—

(a)directly to an egg processing plant; or

(b)for disposal.

Conditions for the movement of eggs

7.  Any person moving eggs under paragraph 6(a) must ensure that—

(a)each consignment of eggs is sealed, by a veterinary inspector or in accordance with his or her instructions, before dispatch; and

(b)vehicles used to transport the eggs to the plant have been cleansed and disinfected before the eggs are loaded.

Prohibition on tampering with sealed consignments of eggs

8.  No person is to tamper with a seal attached under paragraph 7 or remove it before the consignment arrives at its destination.

Disinfection at entrances and exits

9.  The occupier must, in accordance with an inspector’s instructions, provide and maintain means of disinfection at the entrances and exits of the premises and of buildings housing poultry or other captive birds(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 and S.I. 2005/583; there are other amending instruments but these do not relate to avian influenza.).

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