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Veterinary Act (2021).

Country/Territory
Estonia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2021 (2023)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
RT I, 17.11.2021, 1
Subject
Livestock, Food & nutrition, Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Basic legislation Animal feed/feedstuffs Animal health Animal reproduction Animal welfare Authorization/permit Biosecurity Business/industry/corporations Capacity building Certification Classification/declassification Liability/compensation Enforcement/compliance Contract/agreement Hazards Early warning system Education Royalties/fees Genetic resources Governance Processing/handling Hygiene/sanitary procedures Inspection Internal trade International trade Marking/identification Monitoring Offences/penalties Procedural matters Public health Registration Data collection/reporting Research Risk assessment/management Standards Transport/storage Traceability/product tracing Use restrictions Drugs Fish disease Aquatic animals Consumer protection Fish products Food quality control/food safety Meat Slaughtering Wildlife products Animal production Ranching/captive breeding Pests/diseases Animal by-products Poultry Dangerous animal/harmful animal Keeping of live animals Wild fauna
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act regulates 1) the bases of the professional activities of a veterinarian; 2) the keeping of an animal, the handling of a product of animal origin, germinal product, animal by-product and derived product; 3) the bringing of animals and goods to Estonia, trading in animals and goods and export of animals and goods; 4) the movement of pet animals between Member States of the European Union; 5) the bases of prevention and control of an animal disease required for protection of animal and human health; 6) the bases of monitoring zoonoses and a foodborne outbreak of a disease; 7) compensation for damage caused by an animal disease; 8) the bases of the organisation of controls of the compliance of activities performed in the course of official veterinary supervision required for the protection of animal and human health and animal welfare and controls of the compliance of activities performed in the course of proceedings of granting an activity licence or another licence; 9) liability for non-compliance with veterinary requirements.

Full text
English/Estonian
Website
www.riigiteataja.ee

References - Legislation

Repeals

Trade in, Import and Export of Animals and Animal Products Act (2004)

Legislation | Estonia | 2004 (2018)

Keyword: Animal health, International trade, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Drugs, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Liability/compensation, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Infectious Animal Disease Control Act (1999)

Legislation | Estonia | 1999 (2019)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Drugs, Liability/compensation, Public health, Quarantine, Research, Risk assessment/management, Fish disease, Animal health, Enforcement/compliance, Food quality control/food safety, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Pests/diseases, Ranching/captive breeding

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Veterinary Activities Organisation Act (1999)

Legislation | Estonia | 1999 (2017)

Keyword: Animal welfare, Public health, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Drugs, Disinfection/disinfestation, Authorization/permit, Royalties/fees, Liability/compensation, Fish disease, Animal health, Pests/diseases, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Regulation of Minister of Rural Affairs no. 62 of 2021 on Requirements for the organization of zoonoses monitoring

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal production, Cattle, Hazards, Pests/diseases, Monitoring, Poultry, Public health, Data collection/reporting, Research, Risk assessment/management, Swine, Drugs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 89 of 2019 of Minister of Rural Affairs on Procedure for Payment of Fees for Food, Feed and Veterinary Supervision, Control of Acceptance and Payment in Cash and Refund of Overpaid Supervision Fees.

Legislation | Estonia | 2019 (2021)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Royalties/fees, Procedural matters, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 27 of 2022. Advanced measures for the prevention and control of African swine fever.

Legislation | Estonia | 2022 (2023)

Keyword: Food waste, Animal by-products, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Biosecurity, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Pests/diseases, Swine, Transport/storage, Slaughtering, Hunting/capture, Hunting rights, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 69 of 2021 concerning Requirements for an expert opinion and the procedure for calculating the value of an animal, including a breeding animal.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal reproduction, Birds, Cattle, Data collection/reporting, Management/conservation, Sheep/goats, Slaughtering, Swine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 74 of 2021 on the procedure for marking and registering an agricultural animal and issuing a cattle passport, the procedure for informing about the slaughter, death and disposal of an agricultural animal, and the requirements for removing and replacing the means of identification.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021 (2022)

Keyword: Animal by-products, Animal production, Authorization/permit, Camelids, Cattle, Data collection/reporting, Equine-animals, Sheep/goats, International trade, Marking/identification, Slaughtering, Swine, Insects, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 14 of 2022 on advanced measures for the prevention and control of rabies.

Legislation | Estonia | 2022

Keyword: Animal health, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Pests/diseases, Vaccination, Monitoring, Research, Keeping of live animals, Hunting/capture, Quarantine, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 58 of 2021 on fee rates and procedure for payment of the fee for the performance of veterinary supervision related to the authorisation of the veterinarians and the rate of compensation paid to cover their travel expenses.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal health, Authorization/permit, Birds, Cattle, Liability/compensation, Equine-animals, Inspection, Pests/diseases, Procedural matters, Royalties/fees, Sheep/goats, Swine, Transport/storage, Vaccination

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 57 of 2021 on Fee rates for the participation of the veterinarian in the animal disease control operation and the procedure for paying the fee to the veterinarians.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal health, Cattle, Contract/agreement, Institution, Pests/diseases, Procedural matters, Royalties/fees, Sheep/goats, Swine, Vaccination, Research

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 56 of 2021 on the list of animal species to which a person prepares a biosecurity plan when keeping them.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Aquaculture, Crustaceans, Marine fishes, Aquatic animals, Biosecurity, Poultry, Swine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 54 of 2021 on list of animal disease mandatorily controllable and need-based controllable, for which disease damage is compensated.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal health, Cattle, Liability/compensation, Sheep/goats, Pests/diseases

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 85 of 2022 on the rate of hourly fee charged for performing food, feed and veterinary supervision operations in 2023.

Legislation | Estonia | 2022

Keyword: Royalties/fees, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 71 of 2021 on: requirements for the content of the notification to be submitted to the Agriculture and Food Board and the submission procedure, more detailed procedure for keeping records of the laboratory findings of animal diseases and zoonotic pathogens, requirements for the content of the report, the list of those zoonoses, the findings of the pathogens of which must be notified to the Agriculture and Food Board, a list of animal diseases and zoonotic pathogens, which the laboratory must keep records of.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal health, Pests/diseases, Business/industry/corporations, Data collection/reporting, Research, Procedural matters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 70 of 2021 concerning veterinary requirements for animal products and their handling, including the slaughter of the animal for human consumption.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal health, Animal production, Marking/identification, Slaughtering, Pests/diseases, Cattle, Swine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 55 of 2021 on animal reproductive material labelling requirements.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Animal reproduction, Business/industry/corporations, Cattle, Equine-animals, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Sheep/goats, Swine, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture no. 71 of 2006 concerning hygiene requirements for handling raw milk.

Legislation | Estonia | 2006 (2021)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Business/industry/corporations, Cattle, Consumer protection, Sheep/goats, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Milk/dairy products, Vending, Animal health, Animal production, Pests/diseases, Procedural matters, Drugs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 66 of 2021, concerning procedure for preparing, organising and evaluating the aptitude test for veterinarians and reporting the results of the aptitude test.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Authorization/permit, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Procedural matters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 68 of 2021 on detailed requirements and procedure for keeping records and submitting reports and data on the provision of veterinary services.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021 (2022)

Keyword: Animal health, Aquaculture, Camelids, Data collection/reporting, Packaging/labelling, Pests/diseases, Procedural matters, Vaccination, Drugs, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Poultry

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 72 of 2021 for the control of Salmonellosis.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021 (2023)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Poultry products, Milk/dairy products, Animal health, Pests/diseases, Public health, Animal production, Processing/handling, Birds, Monitoring, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Cattle, Swine, Equine-animals, Sheep/goats, Slaughtering, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 73 of 2021 concerning the Statute of the Register of Agricultural Animals.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021 (2023)

Keyword: Animal by-products, Animal health, Animal production, Authorization/permit, Business/industry/corporations, Cattle, Data collection/reporting, Governance, International trade, Registration, Sheep/goats, Swine, Equine-animals

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Minister of Rural Affairs no. 67 of 2021 concerning the statute of the State register for veterinarians.

Legislation | Estonia | 2021 (2023)

Keyword: Animal health, Drugs, Data collection/reporting, Authorization/permit, Registration, Procedural matters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX