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The African Horse Sickness (Wales) Regulations 2013

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PART 7Vaccination

Prohibition on vaccination except in certain cases

24.  No person may vaccinate a horse against African horse sickness except in accordance with these Regulations or under the authority of a licence granted by a veterinary inspector.

Compulsory vaccination

25.—(1) The Welsh Ministers may declare a vaccination zone, other than in a surveillance zone.

(2) Where a vaccination zone has been declared, any occupier of premises inside that zone must ensure the vaccination of horses on their premises in accordance with that declaration, but this is subject to paragraph (4).

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

(4) A veterinary inspector may serve a notice on any person in possession or charge of a horse, other than one kept in a surveillance zone, requiring that person to vaccinate the horse in accordance with the notice (whether or not a vaccination zone has been declared under paragraph (1)).

Vaccinated horses

26.—(1) The person in possession or charge of a horse that has been vaccinated against African horse sickness must ensure that the horse is identified by way of a microchip and a record of such horse having been vaccinated is kept.

(2) No person may move a vaccinated horse from the premises where it was vaccinated until at least 60 days have elapsed since—

(a)the date of the vaccination, or

(b)if the vaccination includes a course of doses, the date of the final dose,

except under the authority of a licence granted by a veterinary inspector.

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