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Presidential Decree No. 39 establishing measures for the control of classical swine fever, in conformity to Council Directive 2001/89/EC and amending provisions of Presidential Decree No. 133/1992.

Country/Territory
Greece
Document type
Regulation
Date
2005
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Efimeris tis Kyverniseos No. 57, Part I, 4 March 2005, pp. 679-697.
Subject
Livestock
Keyword
Animal health Pests/diseases Swine Disinfection/disinfestation Early warning system Inspection Vaccination Quarantine Data collection/reporting Transport/storage Animal feed/feedstuffs
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Decree shall enter into force as from 1 November 2002, unless otherwise provided for by the individual sections of this Decree.
Abstract

This Decree introduces measures for the control of classical swine fever in conformity to Council Directive 2001/89/EC and the Annexes connected thereto. Its provisions shall apply to pigs, meaning any animal of the Suidae family, including feral (wild) pigs. The presence or suspected presence of classical swine fever are compulsorily and immediately notifiable to the competent authority, in compliance with the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 133/1992. In case of suspected presence of classical swine fever in pigs on a holding and in those cases that the presence of the disease is officially confirmed, the rules and procedures prescribed by this Decree for the epidemiological enquiry, destruction and incineration of infected animals and the demarcation of protection and surveillance zones, shall apply. The Decree provides also for the diagnostic procedures and bio-safety requirements, the use, manufacture and sale of classical swine fever vaccines, the emergency vaccination in pig holdings and on feral pigs, the drawing up of contingency plans. Since previous experience showed that feeding catering waste to pigs can constitute a risk of spreading the classical swine fever virus as a result of lack of effectiveness of the treatment control measures, the Decree prohibits its use for feeding to pigs. In addition, because of its particularly dangerous nature, catering waste from international means of transport shall be destroyed. The Decree provides also for a completion of article 3 of Presidential Decree No. 133/1992, by adding a provision regarding scarpie disease.

Full text
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Website
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References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 2001/89/EC on Community measures for the control of classical swine fever.

Legislation | European Union | 2001

Keyword: Animal health, Pests/diseases, Swine, Disinfection/disinfestation, Early warning system, Inspection, Vaccination, Quarantine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Presidential Decree No. 133 establishing sanitary measures for the protection of livestock-farming from infectious and parasitic diseases.

Legislation | Greece | 1992

Keyword: Animal health, Data collection/reporting, Pests/diseases, Disinfection/disinfestation, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Quarantine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX