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The Swine Vesicular Disease (Wales) Regulations 2009

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PART 6Vaccination

Prohibition on vaccination

29.  It is an offence to vaccinate a pig against swine vesicular disease except—

(a)in accordance with regulation 30, or

(b)under the authority of a licence granted by the Welsh Ministers.

Compulsory vaccination

30.—(1) The Welsh Ministers may declare a vaccination zone in which all occupiers of premises inside the zone containing a pig must ensure the vaccination of pigs on those premises in accordance with that declaration.

(2) Such an occupier who fails to vaccinate a pig in accordance with the declaration commits an offence.

(3) Premises partly inside and partly outside a vaccination zone are treated as being inside the zone.

(4) In the case of pigs outside a vaccination zone, or if a vaccination zone has not been declared, a veterinary inspector may serve a notice on the occupier of premises containing a pig requiring that occupier to ensure the vaccination of all pigs on those premises in accordance with that notice, and failure to comply with the notice is an offence.

Vaccinated pigs

31.—(1) The owner of a pig that has been vaccinated against swine vesicular disease must ensure that the pig is identified as having been so vaccinated.

(2) If the vaccination was as a result of the declaration of a vaccination zone, no person may move a vaccinated pig outside the zone except to a slaughterhouse designated for the purpose by the Welsh Ministers where it must be kept and slaughtered separately from unvaccinated pigs.

(3) Otherwise no person may move a vaccinated pig from the premises on which it was vaccinated (or, if the licence permitted vaccination in an area, from the area where vaccination is permitted) except to a slaughterhouse designated for the purpose by the Welsh Ministers where it must be kept and slaughtered separately from unvaccinated pigs.

(4) It is an offence to fail to comply with this regulation.

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