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The Swine Vesicular Disease (Wales) Regulations 2009

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Movement of pigs

5.—(1) No person may move pigs off premises in a surveillance zone unless licensed by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

(2) A licence may be granted if —

(a)a veterinary surgeon has inspected all the pigs on the premises, and examined the pigs to be moved to slaughter (with negative results) within the 48 hours preceding the movement;

(b)a serological examination of a statistical sample of the pigs to be moved has been carried out at the owner’s expense without the detection of antibodies to swine vesicular disease virus within the 14 days preceding the movement; and

(c)vehicles and equipment used for the transport of the pigs are cleansed and disinfected after each transport operation.

(3) In addition, a licence may be granted for movement—

(a)to a slaughterhouse in the surveillance zone designated for the purpose by the Welsh Ministers where they are kept and slaughtered separately from other pigs;

(b)to other premises in the surveillance zone provided that no pigs have moved into the premises of origin in the previous 21 days; or

(c)between two sets of premises divided by a highway provided that the sets of premises would be contiguous except for the highway.

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