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Order No. 1491 on monitoring and control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in sheep and goats.

Type of law

The present Order, of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, lays down rules on monitoring and control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) such as scrapie and BSE in sheep and goats. The Order contains reporting obligations for owners or users of a flock.
The Order consists of 26 Articles organized in the following Chapters: 1. Scope of application and definitions; 2. Clinical suspicion of TSE; 3. Monitoring at slaughterhouses and Category 1 processing facilities; 4. Special requirements for approved laboratories; 5. Suspicion of TSE and public supervision; 6. Infection with TSE; 7. Infection with BSE; 8. Infection with normal scrapie; 9. Detection of atypical scrapie; 10. Cleaning, disinfection, reintroduction of animals, etc.; 11. Payment and compensation; 12. Penalties and entry into force.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 1 January 2020.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
BEK nr 1491 af 12/12/2019: Bekendtg relse om overv gning og bek mpelse af TSE hos f r og geder.