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Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (England) (No. 3) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 1724 of 2003).

Type of law

This Order specifies that, after the transport of any hoofed animals, and specified fowls, the means of transport and equipment carried with it must be cleansed and disinfected in accordance with Schedule 2 before it is used again to transport those animals. It also specifies that, even if this has been done, if the means of transport becomes soiled so as to cause a risk of transmission of disease, the soiled parts must be cleansed and disinfected again before those animals are transported. Following a journey, it requires a means of transport to be cleansed and disinfected as soon as practicable, but in any event within not more than 24 hours. It requires any person transporting such animals to remove dead animals, litter and excreta from the means of transport as soon as practicable (art. 3). Article 4 applies to all other animals and birds. It 4 requires that the animals to which it applies are loaded on to a means of transport which has been cleansed and, if necessary, disinfected, and that dead animals, litter and excreta are removed from the means of transport as soon as practicable. Article 6 specifies how the material removed from the means of transport must be disposed of.
This Order changes the provisions of the repealed Order as follows: it provides specific cleansing and disinfection requirements for the transport of horses; it makes special provision where a means of transport leaves a slaughterhouse or sales premises; and it provides for the cleansing and disinfection of the wheels, mudguards and wheel arches of a means of transport.
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Entry into force notes
These Regulations come into force on 1 August 2003.
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