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The Aujeszky's Disease Order 1983

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Rules to apply in an infected place

9.—(1) An infected place shall be subject to the following rules.

Rule 1 – Except under the authority of a licence issued by an inspector of the Ministry no person shall move any animal, animal product, poultry, carcase, feedingstuff, manure, slurry, litter, semen, animal embryo or ovum, vehicle, machine, equipment, pen, hurdle, sack or any thing used or intended to be used in connection with animals into or from an infected place.

Rule 2 – Except under the authority of a licence granted by an inspector of the Ministry no person shall enter any part of the infected place unless he is an inspector, the owner of any animal or poultry there or a person attending any such animal or poultry.

Rule 3 – No person shall allow any animal or poultry to stray into or from an infected place or come into contact with any animal or poultry on any other premises.

Rule 4 – (1) A receptacle, containing such disinfectant as shall be specified by a veterinary inspector, being a disinfectant for the time being listed in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 of the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978(1) as approved for use in respect of Fowl Pest orders, shall be kept in a convenient position, directed by the veterinary inspector, at every exit from the infected place.

(2) Fresh disinfectant shall be placed in the receptacle daily and whenever directed by an inspector of the Ministry.

Rule 5 – (1) Any person entering an infected place shall wear overall clothing and footwear which are capable of being disinfected or which are disposable.

(2) On leaving the infected place such a person shall thoroughly cleanse and disinfect his overall clothing and footwear, or, if his overall clothing and footwear are disposable, shall remove them and leave them on the infected place.

(3) Such a person shall also, on leaving the infected place, wash his hands.

Rule 6 – Notice of the death or slaughter of any animal in an infected place shall be given with all practicable speed to an inspector, who shall, if he is not a veterinary inspector, immediately inform a veterinary inspector of the fact.

Rule 7 – (1) A notice supplied by the Ministry stating that the premises are an infected place shall be exhibited at every entrance.

(2) No person shall alter, remove or deface such a notice.

(2) A veterinary inspector may, by notice served on the occupier of the infected place, direct that

(a)such additional rules as are specified in the notice shall apply to the infected place; or

(b)any of the rules mentioned in paragraph (1) or 2(a) shall cease to apply or shall be modified in the manner specified in the notice.

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relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1978/934, 1982/947 and 1983/32.

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