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The Swine Vesicular Disease (Wales) Regulations 2009

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CHAPTER 3Killing pigs and initial cleansing and disinfection

Killing pigs on the infected premises

14.  If premises are declared as infected premises, the Welsh Ministers must immediately kill all the pigs on the premises.

Removal of carcases and initial cleansing and disinfection

15.—(1) When any pigs are killed under this Part the Welsh Ministers must remove all carcases from the infected premises and dispose of them in such a way as to avoid the risk of swine vesicular disease virus spreading.

(2) The Welsh Ministers must then without delay spray with disinfectant—

(a)all parts of the premises (other than fields, slurry lagoons and other parts of the premises where the disinfectant would have no effect) and all equipment to which the pigs have had access, and

(b)anything contaminated during killing,

and ensure that disinfectant remains on the sprayed surfaces for at least 24 hours.

Conservation and related measures

16.—(1) The Welsh Ministers may decide not to kill pigs—

(a)kept in—

(i)a zoo or wildlife park; or

(ii)premises approved for the purposes of intra-Community trade in porcine semen, ova or embryos;

(b)kept for—

(i)display;

(ii)educational purposes;

(iii)scientific research or breeding for such research; or

(iv)purposes related to conservation of species or genetic resource.

(2) Where the Welsh Ministers decide not to kill such pigs, a veterinary inspector may serve a notice on the occupier of the premises on which they are kept detailing the biosecurity arrangements that the occupier must follow to reduce the risk of spread of swine vesicular disease virus, and failure to comply with such a notice is an offence.

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