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Also, guidance for official visitors to farm properties and recreational users of farmland
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PrefaceIntroductionNotifiable disease How disease is spreadPlanning 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 WildlifeFeed and waterDogs and catsPart 2: Advice for official visitors to farm propertiesPart 3: Advice for recreational users of farmlandAnnex A: LegislationAnnex B: List of notifiable animal diseases in GBAnnex C: Map of Animal Health Divisional Offices in Scotland with contact details Insert (poster)
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).
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