Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock : Animal Health and Biosecurity

DescriptionThis document consists of Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock : Animal Health and Biosecurity and also guidance for official visitors and recreational users of farmland
ISBN0755905806
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 20, 2002

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Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock:
Animal Health and Biosecurity

Also, guidance for official visitors to farm properties and recreational users of farmland

November 2002

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CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction
Notifiable disease
How disease is spread
Planning to avoid disease: health plan
Reducing risks:
farm management
vehicles
buildings and equipment
people
New animals to farm/returning animals
Records and traceability
Animal medicines
Slurry and manure
Wildlife
Feed and water
Dogs and cats
Part 2: Advice for official visitors to farm properties
Part 3: Advice for recreational users of farmland
Annex A: Legislation
Annex B: List of notifiable animal diseases in GB
Annex C: Map of Animal Health Divisional Offices in Scotland with contact details
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NOTES

This publication is in three parts. The first is a Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Animal Health and Biosecurity. This has been prepared following consultation and is issued with the authority of the Scottish Parliament under section 3 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968. The second and third are not part of the Code. They are guidance for official visitors to farm properties and recreational users of farmland, pending the planned introduction of a Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Section 3 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968 allows "the Ministers" to produce codes of recommendations for the welfare of livestock and to issue such codes once they have been approved in draft by the Scottish Parliament. In relation to Scotland, the powers of "the Ministers" had previously been transferred to the Scottish Ministers by section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (1998 c.46).

These recommendations have been notified to the European Commission in accordance with Directive 83/189/EEC (1983 O.J. L109/8, as amended).