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Order No. 1469 on fighting African Swine Fever.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations for whomever in custody of farm animals suspected of being infected with African Swine Fever should immediately notify a veterinarian. For any suspicious case in feral pigs must immediatelly notify to the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. Notification must be made in case of sudden death or one or more of the following symptoms: increased body temperature, decreased appetite, uncoordinated movements and staggering hind limb gait, tearing, breaking entries and constipation or bloody diarrhea, red or blue sheen in the skin, especially on the legs and ears, and paralysis. Symptoms develop gradually in that order. In addition, there may be reproductive disorders. A farm is considered infected with African Swine Fever, when confirmed by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration on the basis of clinical and post-mortem or laboratory studies findings conducted at the National Veterinary Institute (DTU). When there is an outbreak of African Swine Fever in pigs on a farm, a protection and surveillance zone around the farm shall be set up. Protection zone with a minimum radius of 3 km, included in the surveillance zone with a minimum radius of 10 kilometers.
The Order consists of 8 Chapters: General provisions (1); Creating zones (2); Reintroduction of pigs and other farm animals (3); Dealing with the confirmation of African Swine Fever in pigs in a slaughterhouse or in a means of transport (4); Epidemiological study in connection with suspicion and outbreak of African Swine Fever (5); Measures to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever via vectors (6); Vaccination (7); Penalty and entry into force (8).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
15 December 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om bek mpelse af afrikansk svinepest.