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Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Wales) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 482 (W. 68) of 2003).

Type of law

This Order specifies that, after the transport of any hoofed animals, and domestic fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea-fowls, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites, 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 (art. 3(3) and (4)). 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 (art. 3(5)). 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 (art. 3(3)). 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(6)).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
These Regulations come into force on 4 March 2003.
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Legislation status
Legislation Amendment