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

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

ANNEX A

The following statutes relate to reference numbers appearing in the Code.

Reference 1: It is an offence to allow an animal to stray onto roads under Part VIII, section 98 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.

Reference 2: Dispose of fallen stock in accordance with Part II, article 5(1) of The Animal By-Products Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/646).

Reference 3: Vehicles must be cleansed and disinfected after transporting animals as stated in schedule 1, articles 1 to 4 inclusive of The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I 2000/167). The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/32) (as amended) details disinfectants that have been approved for veterinary use.

Reference 4: Keepers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry and farmed deer must be registered and their animals identified in accordance with the law, even if only one animal is kept. Further information on these requirements, including sources of Explanatory Booklets can be obtained from your local Agricultural Office or Animal Health Divisional Office (see Annex C).

Cattle

Identification and movement records must be kept in accordance with the requirements of:

The Cattle Identification Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/871) (as amended);
The Cattle Database Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/1796);
The Cattle (Identification of Older Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.S.I. 2001/1);
The Cattle Identification (Notification of Movement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/22).

Pigs and Wild Boar

Identification and movement records must be kept in accordance with the requirements of:
The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/11) (as amended);
The Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/34).

Sheep and Goats

Identification and movement records must be kept in accordance with the requirements of:
The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I. 2000/418);
The Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/39); The Sheep and Goats Movement (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002 (S.S.I. 2002/38).

Deer

Deer must be identified as required by The Tuberculosis (Deer) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/878).

Poultry

Breeding flocks must be registered in accordance with the requirements of The Poultry Breeding Flocks and Hatcheries Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/1898).
Breeding flocks and hatcheries must be registered in accordance with the requirements of:
Council Regulation (EEC) No 2782/75 (as amended) on the production and marketing of eggs for hatching and of farmyard poultry chicks.
Each month, all hatcheries must send to the Scottish Executive details of the number of eggs set and the number of hatched chicks intended for actual sale as implemented by The Eggs (Marketing Standards) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/1544) (as amended).
Hatcheries must keep records in accordance with the requirements of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1868/77 (as amended) and as implemented by The Eggs (Marketing Standards) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/1544) (as amended).
Up to date records must be kept regarding disease as stated by The Diseases of Poultry Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/3141).
Establishments keeping laying hens must be registered in accordance with Directive 2002/4/EC.
Egg producers must keep up to date records in accordance with the requirements of:
The Commission Regulation 1274/91 (EEC) as implemented by The Eggs (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/1665) (as amended).
Eggs for human consumption shall be given a distinguishing number for traceability in accordance with the requirements of The Eggs (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/1665) and Council Directive 1999/74/EC which will be updated by Directive 2002/4/EC from 2004 on the registration of establishments keeping laying hens.
The registered number of the slaughter house or cutting plant is required to be indicated on the packaging of poultry for meat in accordance with Council Regulation 1906/90/EC.

Reference 5: Farmers or keepers of farm animals are required to keep a record of veterinary medicines used in accordance with part V, regulation 32 of The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1729); regulation 20 of The Animals, Meat and Meat Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Limits) Regulations 1991 (S.I.1991/2843) and additional paragraphs from regulation 4A(11) of The Animals, Meat and Meat Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (1994/2465).

Reference 6: The restrictions and exemptions regarding the use of unauthorised veterinary medicines are stated in regulations 3, 4 and 5 of The Medicines (Restrictions on the Administration of Veterinary Medicinal Products) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/2987).

Reference 7: The spreading of sewage sludge should be in accordance with regulation 3 of The Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations 1989 (S.I. 1989/1263).

Reference 8: Have water bowls or drinkers above the level for faecal contamination as stated in schedule 1, paragraph 26 of The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I. 2000/442).

Reference 9: Swill feeding is banned in accordance with articles 19 and 20 of The Animal By-Products Order 1999 (1999/646) as amended by The Animal By-Products Amendment (Scotland) Order 2001 (S.S.I. 2001/171).