- terrestrial animals
- aquatic animals
- live animal products
- monitoring of animal diseases
- cleaning and disinfection
- laboratory work
- gathering and bringing together terrestrial animals
Decree of... containing rules on animal disease prevention and control and amending the Animal Products Decree, the Veterinary Medicines Decree, the Decree on the enforcement of the Animals Act and on other matters relating to the Act and the Animal Holders Decree (Animal Health Decree)
This draft Decree on the one hand implements the animal health legislation (Regulation 2016/429) and, on the other, this draft Decree concerns the transposition of nationally applicable legislation from the Animal Health and Welfare Act [Gezondheids- en welzijnswet voor dieren] into the Animals Act [Wet dieren].
This draft Decree may contain technical regulations that have not yet been notified. In any case, amending Article 6.4(B) of the draft Decree concerns Articles:
- 1.44, 1.45 and 1.46, 2.76ig and 2.76ih on the keeping of sheep and goats.
The provisions on keeping sheep and goats may contain technical regulations in the articles referred to above. These articles lay down requirements for: the processing of manure, the fertilisation or insemination of sheep and goats, the transport of sick or suspect animals, the keeping of sheep and goats at sites serving a public function, the lambing of sheep and goats at a site serving a public function, and the vaccination of sheep and goats. The provisions only concern sheep and goat farmers in the Netherlands, which is why there is no need to include a mutual recognition clause.
- 2.10d(1)(a), in cases of cleaning and disinfection according to a protocol at a poultry slaughterhouse.
The provision referred to above may contain a technical regulation. This article stipulates that cleaning and disinfection must take place in accordance with a protocol. This had already been arranged for collection centres and slaughterhouses for biungulates. With this provision, this obligation also applies to poultry slaughterhouses. This provision only concerns cleaning and disinfection in the Netherlands, which is why there is no need to include a mutual recognition clause.
- Article 2.76ib(3) and 2.76id(3) on AI monitoring and NCD vaccination
The provisions referred to above may contain technical regulations. On the basis of both articles, a poultry farmer, or if applicable the keeper of captive poultry, may only move animals if the result of the AI monitoring study is known or the animals are vaccinated against NCDs, respectively.
- Article 2.76if on poultry collection at a farm that is positive for Salmonella enteritidis
The provision referred to above may contain a technical regulation. The article provides that categories of poultry to be designated are only collected at a farm where Salmonella enteritidis has been found if said poultry has been vaccinated against the disease.