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

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Measures in a low pathogenic avian influenza restricted zone

Restrictions on the movement of poultry, other captive birds and mammals onto and off premises

1.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), no person is to move poultry, other captive birds or mammals from or to premises within the zone where poultry or other captive birds are kept, unless the movement is licensed by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

(2) 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.

Biosecurity measures

2.  The occupier and any person entering or leaving premises in the zone where poultry, other captive birds or eggs are kept must—

(a)take such biosecurity measures as he or she considers necessary to reduce the risk of the spread of avian influenza to or from the premises; and

(b)comply with any biosecurity requirements which a veterinary inspector or an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector, by notice to him or her, imposes.

Litter, poultry manure and slurry

3.  No person is to remove from premises in the zone or spread used poultry litter, poultry manure or poultry slurry unless licensed by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

Gatherings of poultry

4.  No person is to permit any poultry or other captive birds to be collected together at any fair, market, show, exhibition or other gathering, unless licensed by a veterinary inspector.

Release of game

5.  No person is to release game birds.

Restrictions on the movement of poultry, other captive birds and eggs within the zone

6.  Subject to paragraph 8, no person is to move any poultry, other captive birds or eggs within the zone (other than through the zone by road or rail without stopping), unless licensed by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

Restrictions on the movement of poultry and eggs out of the zone

7.—(1) Subject to paragraph 8, no person is to move any poultry or eggs out of the zone, unless the movement is—

(a)set out in sub-paragraph (2); and

(b)licensed by a veterinary inspector.

(2) The movements referred to in paragraph (1) are movements of—

(a)poultry for slaughter at a designated slaughterhouse ;

(b)poultry to premises or part of premises where no poultry are kept ;

(c)day-old chicks from eggs originating within the zone or from eggs which have come into contact with such eggs;

(d)day-old chicks from eggs originating outside the zone, if the hatchery is operated in such a way that such chicks and eggs are kept separate from day-old chicks and eggs originating in the zone;

(e)hatching eggs—

(i)to a designated hatchery; or

(ii)to designated premises for use for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical purposes

(if, in both cases, the eggs and their packaging are disinfected before dispatch);

(f)eggs to a designated egg packing centre in disposable packaging and in accordance with biosecurity requirements specified by a veterinary inspector;

(g)eggs to an egg processing plant inside or outside the zone;

(h)eggs for disposal.

Wholesale and retail distribution of eggs

8.  Paragraphs 6 and 7 do not apply to the movement of table eggs direct to wholesale or retail premises or subsequent to such a movement.

Carcases

9.  The occupier of any premises within the zone must ensure that carcases are disposed of in accordance with a veterinary inspector’s instructions (unless the veterinary inspector licenses their use for diagnosis of disease).

Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles

10.  A person who moves any poultry, other captive bird, meat, feed, manure, slurry, litter or any other thing which may be contaminated must cleanse and disinfect the vehicle and any equipment used to transport that thing as soon as it is unloaded, in accordance with article 66.

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