Search Legislation

The Equine Viral Arteritis Order 1995

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

More Resources

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the extension of the definition of disease in the Animal Health Act 1981 to include equine viral arteritis (article 2).

The Order requires notification where a person knows or has reasonable grounds to suppose that a stallion or a mare which has been served either naturally or by way of artificial insemination within the previous fourteen days is or may be diseased and where a person knows or has reasonable grounds to suppose that a stallion is a carrier of the virus of the disease. It also requires notification where a person reasonably supposes that the disease or the virus exists following analysis of samples of serum or semen (article 4).

Certain restrictions and requirements are imposed on stallions in which the disease or the virus exists or is suspected to exist and on their semen (article 5) and the Order provides for a veterinary inquiry as to the existence of disease or the virus, with positive findings in stallions subject to confirmation by the Chief Veterinary Officer (article 6).

The Order also provides that details of any stallion which has been confirmed as being diseased or as carrying the virus, or which is suspected of being diseased or of carrying the virus but in relation to which the veterinary inquiry is postponed, may be published (article 7). Where such details have been published, on finding that the disease or the virus does not, or no longer exists in the stallion, that finding is to be published (article 7).

A Compliance Cost Assessment in relation to this Order has been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament and copies can be obtained from the Animal Health (Disease Control) Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Government Buildings, Hook Rise South, Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7NF.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources