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Order No. 534 on health advisory agreements for pig herds.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations regarding the mandatory health advisory agreement needed for persons responsible for health counseling in farms exceeding any of the threshold sizes set out in the document. The purpose of the Order is to ensure that mandatory health advisory agreements are being issued with regard to animal health and to the adherence to required specifications in their production and to the national limits for mortality in pigs. The diagnosis of a disease regularly occurring in farms, which is characterized by the specific symptoms described by the veterinarian, shall systematically be documented. There shall be an annual national limit antibiotic use for each of the three age groups of pigs. There shall be an annual national limit mortality for swines which is set to 20% in 2012 and 16% in 2013. Obligatory health assessment and counseling shall occur in specific dates listed under article 43. The Order adds 2 appendices giving guidelines on collective treatments clinical examination of animal diseases.
The Order consists of 5 Chapters and 7 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); Agreement and conclusion thereof (2); Basic agreement (3); Elective module (4); Penalties and entry into force (5).
Appendix 1 - Health Advisory Agreement in pig herds.
Appendix 2 - Audit of liable crew for checks on animal welfare.
Appendix 3 - Advice on animal welfare.
Appendix 4 - Shed school visits' content (base model with shed school).
Appendix 5 - Advice on health conditions (optional module).
Appendix 6 - Visit by prescribers of antibiotics- containing medicines for mass treatment.
Appendix 7 - Laboratory inspection for the prescription of antibiotics-containing drugs for mass treatment of gastro-intestinal and respiratory disorders.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 June 2014.
If veterinarians prescribe antibiotics-containing medicine in adherence to article 45 and in the period after entry into force of this Order (until 30 November 2014), each diagnosis must select samples from approved swine treatments before treatment is implemented (in adherence to Appendix 7). Samples must be submitted for laboratory testing no later than 30 November 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om sundhedsr dgivningsaftaler for svinebes tninger.