Animals (Diseases and Importation)

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Animals (Dis. and Imp.)
ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) ACT
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Act
19 of 1954
Amended by
6 of 1963
15/1955
102/1977
45 of 1979
167/1993
17 of 1997
235/1997

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Index of Subsidiary Legislation
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Equine Influenza (Infected Places) Orders:
[LN 30/1986—(Santa Rosa Paddock)] … … … … 18
[LN 31/1986—(Queen’s Park Paddock)] … … … … 18
[LN 32/1986—(Union Park Paddock)] … … … … 19
[LN 57/1994—(Paradise Farm, Carapo)] … … … … 19
[LN 58/1994—(Trinidad Race Club Santa Rosa Park, O’Meara)] … 20
[LN 59/1994—(Highclaire Stud Farm, Ragoonanan Road, Enterprise)] … 20

Diseases of Animals (Veterinary Export Certificates) Regulations
(GN 128/1949) … … … … … … … 21

Fowl Pest Order (GN 164/1952) … … … … … 22
Anthrax Regulations (GN 28/1955) … … … … … 31
Swine Fever Regulations (GN 29/1955) … … … … 38
Epizootic Abortion Regulations (GN 30/1955) … … … … 44
Foot and Mouth Disease Regulations (GN 60/1955) … … … 45
Paralytic Rabies Regulations (GN 50/1956) … … … … 62
Equine Encephalomyelitis Regulations (GN 21/1960) … … … 66
Tuberculosis in Cattle and Goats Regulations (GN 15/1967) … … 69
Bovine Brucellosis or Contagious Abortion (Eradication) Regulations
(LN 108/2003) … … … … … … … 70

Amblyomma Variegatum (Prevent ion and Control) Regulat ions
(LN 31/1998) … … … … … … … 79

Importation of Frozen Carcases and Boiling of Animal Foodstuffs
Regulations (G 24.12.31; GN 27/1955) … … … … 86

Animals (Importation) Control Regulations (GN 27/1955) … … 88
Importation of Poultry and Non-Poultry Products Permit Notice
(LN 233/1986) … … … … … … … 109

Poultry (Application of Act) Order (GN 16/1955) … … … 111

Note on Infected Places Orders
The various Infected Places Orders made under section 5 should be read in the light of the
amendments made to that section.

Note on Adaptation
Under paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to the Law Revision Act (Ch. 3:03) the
Commission amended certain references to public officers in this Chapter. The Minister’s
approval of the amendments was signified by LN 52/1980, but no marginal reference is made
to this Notice where any such amendment is made in the text.

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CHAPTER 67:02

ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.

PART I

PRELIMINARY
2. Interpretation.
3. Inspector.

PART II

CONTROL OF DISEASED, SUSPECTED OR INFESTED
ANIMALS

4. Segregation and notification of diseased or infested animals, etc.
5. Infected or infested places.
6. Infected or infested areas.
7. Defined port.
8. Slaughter of diseased, suspected or infested animals.
9. Disposal of animals.
10. Straying of animals.
11. Compensation.
12. Order amending definition of disease.
13. Regulations.

PART III
IMPORTATION

14. Prohibition of importation of birds, etc.
15. Regulations controlling the importation of animals, etc.
16. Import licences for birds, etc.
17. Quarantine stations.
18. Imported animals, etc., to be quarantined.

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PART IV
GENERAL

19. Powers of apprehension.
20. Powers of Inspector.
21. Offences.
22. Penalty.
23. Regulations to be laid before Parliament.
24. Transport through infected or infested places and areas.
25. Power to apply Act to poultry.
26. Bees.
27. Saving.

SCHEDULE.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS—Continued
SECTION

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CHAPTER 67:02

ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) ACT
An Act to make further and better provisions for controlling

the Importation of Animals, Birds, Reptiles and Insects,
and for regulating the treatment and disposal of animals
which are suffering or are suspected to be suffering from
any disease, and for other matters related thereto or
connected therewith.

[15TH MARCH 1955]
*1. This Act may be cited as the Animals (Diseases and
Importation) Act.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

2. In this Act—
“animal” includes any species of poultry or birds, cattle, horses,

mules, asses, sheep, swine, goats, dogs and feline animals
and all animals of whatsoever kind whether similar to the
foregoing or not;

“bird” does not include poultry;
“carcase” means the carcase of any animal and includes any part
of the carcase or of the meat, bones, hide, skin, hoofs, horns,

offal or other part of an animal;
“cattle” includes bulls, cows, oxen, steers, heifers, calves and the

water buffalo;
“defined port” means a port as defined by any Regulation made

under section 15;
“disease” means any disease for the time being included in the

Schedule;
“diseased” means affected with disease;
“feline animals” means cats and all other animals of the feline

tribe, wild or domesticated;
“fodder” means grass, hay or any other substance commonly

used for the food of animals;
*See GN 16/1955 for an application of this Act to poultry.

19 of 1954.

Commencement.
14/1955.

Short title.

Interpretation.
[45 of 1979
17 of 1997].

Schedule.

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“foreign” as applied to animals and things means brought to
Trinidad and Tobago from any place outside Trinidad and
Tobago;

“infestation” means the presence of insects or arachnids
particularly ticks which are likely to cause any of the
diseases listed in the Schedule;

“infested” means being subject to an infestation;
“infested area” means an area declared as such under section 6;
“infested place” means a place declared as such under section 5;
“litter” means straw or any other substance commonly used for

bedding for or otherwise used for or about animals;
“poultry” means domestic fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea

fowls and pigeons;
“suspected” means suspected of being diseased.
3. (1) The Inspector for the purposes of this Act is the
Technical Officer (Animal Health).
(2) All veterinary officers and all Senior Agricultural
Assistants, Agricultural Assistants and Field Assistants attached
to the Animal Health Division of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Industry and Commerce shall assist the Inspector in carrying out
the provisions of this Act.
(3) In exercising the duty referred to in subsection (2) all
the officers mentioned therein have all the rights and powers
conferred on the Inspector by this Act and by any Regulations
made hereunder.

PART II
CONTROL OF DISEASED, SUSPECTED OR INFESTED

ANIMALS
4. (1) Any person having in his possession or under his
charge any diseased or infested animal shall—
(a) as far as practicable keep such animal separate

from animals not so diseased or infested; and
(b) with all practicable speed give notice of the fact

of the animal being so diseased or infested to the
Inspector or to the person in charge of the
nearest police station.

Schedule.

Inspector.
[6 of 1963].

Segregation and
notification of
diseased or
infested
animals, etc.
[17 of 1997].

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(2) The person to whom notice under subsection (1) is
given, if not the Inspector, shall forthwith give information
thereof to the Inspector.
5. (1) Where the Inspector suspects that any disease or
infestation exists in any stable, shed, pen, field, pasture, or other
similar place, he shall forthwith sign a notice to that effect and the
notice shall contain a declaration that such place, the limits
whereof shall be therein specified, is an infected or infested
place. The Inspector shall serve a copy of the notice, or cause the
same to be served, upon the occupier of such place.
(2) Upon the service of the notice, the place therein
specified shall be an infected or infested place subject to
confirmation or otherwise by the Minister under subsection (4)
except that the Inspector may, at any time within seven days of
the service and before the confirmation or otherwise, withdraw
the notice and thereupon such place shall cease to be an infected
or infested place.
(3) The Inspector shall with all practicable speed send a
copy of the notice to the Minister and where the notice has been
withdrawn, the Inspector shall forthwith inform the Minister.
(4) Upon the receipt of a copy of the notice, the Minister
shall forthwith consider the same and, if satisfied that such course
is expedient or necessary, shall by Order declare the place specified
in the notice to be an infected or infested place and also by Order
declare that any area containing, adjoining or surrounding such
place is an area infected or infested with disease or infestation and
the Order shall specify the limits of such infected or infested area.
(5) If the Minister is not satisfied that such course is
expedient or necessary, he shall by Order revoke the notice and
thereupon, as from the time specified in that behalf by such
Order, the stable, pen, shed, field, pasture or other place shall
cease to be an infected or infested place.
6. (1) The Minister whenever it appears necessary or
expedient to do so by reason of the existence of any disease or
infestation, may by Order declare any area in Trinidad and
Tobago to be infected or infested with disease or infestation, and
the Order shall specify the limits of such infected or infested area.

Infected or
infested places.
[6 of 1963].
17 of 1997].

Infected or
infested areas.
[6 of 1963
17 of 1997].

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(2) The Minister may, if he thinks fit, by Order, extend,
reduce or otherwise alter the limits of any infected or infested area.
7. No defined port or part thereof shall be declared to be an
infected or infested place or an infected or infested area.
8. (1) The Inspector may cause any diseased, suspected or
infested animal, or any animal which has been in the same stable,
shed, pen, field, pasture, or other similar place, or in the same herd
or flock as, or in contact with, any diseased, suspected or infested
animal, whether or not any such place has been declared to be an
infected or infested place or is within an infected or infested area,
to be slaughtered or quarantined in order to prevent the spread of
the disease or infestation; and for such purpose the Inspector may
give all such directions as he may consider necessary.
(2) The Inspector may, for the purpose of observation
and treatment, take possession of and retain any animal liable to
be slaughtered under this section, but subject to payment of
compensation as in the case of actual slaughter.
9. Any animal slaughtered under this Act, or which dies as
the result of disease, shall be destroyed, buried or otherwise
disposed of, as soon as possible in accordance with regulations
made under this Act and in accordance with the orders, either
general or particular, of the Inspector; and for such purposes the
Inspector may use any suitable ground in the possession or
occupation of the owner of the animal.
10. Where any part of Trinidad and Tobago is stated or
declared to be an infected or infested area, it shall not be lawful to
allow any animal to be taken or moved or to stray into or out of such
infected or infested area otherwise than in the prescribed manner.
11. (1) The Minister may in his discretion award for the
compulsory slaughter of any animal under this Act such
compensation as he may think fit, which shall be payable out of
moneys provided by Parliament. The amount of any such
compensation shall not exceed the value of the animal
immediately before slaughter, and compensation may be reduced
or refused where the owner or the person having charge of the
animal has, in the opinion of the Minister, been guilty, in relation
to the animal, of an offence against this Act.

Defined port.
[17 of 1997].

Slaughter of
diseased,
suspected or
infested
animals.
[17 of 1997].

Disposal of
animals.

Straying of
animals.
[17 of 1997].

Compensation.
[6 of 1963].

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(2) No compensation is payable in respect of any
animal compulsorily slaughtered when in a quarantine station,
if, in the opinion of the Inspector, the animal was diseased at the
time of importation.

12. The Minister may by Order amend the Schedule by
adding thereto or deleting therefrom the name of any particular
disease, or otherwise.

13. (1) The Minister may make Regulations generally for the
control and treatment of diseased, suspected or infested animals
and for the prevention and spread of disease or infestation.
(2) Regulations made under this section may, without
prejudice to the generality of such power, make provision with
regard to—
(a) the adaptation and modification of this Act in

relation to any animals suffering from any
particular disease or infestation;

(b) the notices to be given by persons in possession
or in charge of diseased or infested animals in the
case of any particular disease or infestation, or in
the case of illness of any such animal, and the
persons to whom such notices are to be given;

(c) the notification to the public of infected or
infested places or infected or infested areas and
the removal of anything into, within or out of
those places or areas, and the cleansing or
disinfecting of those places or areas;

(d) the movement of persons into, within or out of
infected or infested places or infected or
infested areas, and the prevention of the spread
of disease or infestation by persons in contact
with diseased, suspected or infested animals;

(e) the treatment, disinfecting, destruction, burial,
disposal and digging up, of anything in, or the
removal of anything from, an infected or
infested place or an infected or infested area;

Order amending
definition of
disease.
[6 of 1963].
Schedule.

Regulations.
[6 of 1963
17 of 1997].

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(f) the movement, isolation, segregation,
examination, treatment, slaughter, destruction,
disposal, burial, seizure, detention and exposure
for sale of diseased, suspected or infested animals;

(g) the removal, transport, treatment, isolation,
examination, testing, cleansing, disinfecting,
protection from suffering, exposure for sale,
exhibiting or marking of animals;

(h) the removal, transport, treatment, examination,
cleansing and disinfecting of carcases, fodder,
litter, dung and other things;

(i) the cleansing, disinfecting and examination of
places and vessels used by, and vehicles used for
the transport of animals, and of markets and
other places used in connection with animals;

(j) the fees and expenses incurred for any
purpose for which Regulations may be made
under this section, and the persons by whom
they are to be paid, and the manner in which
they may be recovered.

(3) Regulations made under this section may prescribe
in respect of any contravention thereof a penalty not exceeding
five thousand dollars on summary conviction.

PART III

IMPORTATION
14. (1) No bird, reptile or insect may be imported into Trinidad
and Tobago save under and in accordance with a licence granted by
the Chief Technical Officer (Agriculture) under section 16.
(2) Any person who—
(a) imports into Trinidad and Tobago any bird,

reptile, or insect, otherwise than under and in
accordance with a licence in that behalf granted
under section 16; or

(b) contravenes any of the provisions of any
such licence,

Prohibition of
importation of
birds, etc.
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is guilty of an offence; and any bird, reptile or insect in respect of
which any such offence is alleged to have been committed may
be seized by any person acting under the directions of the
Inspector or by any constable, and shall be forfeited to the State,
if the person importing the bird, reptile or insect is convicted of
an offence under this section.

15. (1) The Minister may, for the purpose of preventing the
introduction or spread of any disease or infestation into Trinidad
and Tobago, make Regulations prohibiting, restricting,
controlling or regulating the importation or landing of animals, or
any specific kind thereof, or of carcases, fodder, litter, dung or
other similar things.
(2) Regulations made under this section may, without
prejudice to the generality of such power, make provision with
regard to—
(a) specifying and defining the ports at which

animals or carcases, fodder, grain, litter, dung or
similar things, may be landed;

(b) controlling, prohibiting or regulating the
movement of animals, or of carcases, fodder,
litter, dung or similar things into, within or out
of, any defined port;

(c) controlling the examination, cleansing,
destruction, disposal, seizure and detention of
any animal or of carcases, fodder, litter, dung or
other similar things, in a port;

(d) the fees and expenses incurred for any
purposes for which Regulations may be made
under this section, and the persons to whom
they are to be paid and the manner in which
they may be recovered.

(3) Regulations made under this section may prescribe in
respect of any contravention thereof a penalty not exceeding five
thousand dollars on summary conviction.

Regulations
controlling the
importation of
animals, etc.
[6 of 1963
45 of 1979
17 of 1997].

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16. (1) The Chief Technical Officer (Agriculture) may grant
to any person a licence to import any bird, reptile or insect into
Trinidad and Tobago, and may, notwithstanding anything
contained in any Regulations made under section 15, for the
purposes of any exhibition, performance or circus, grant a licence
to import any particular animal into Trinidad and Tobago.
(2) Any licence granted under this section may contain
such terms and conditions as the Chief Technical Officer
(Agriculture) may think necessary.
(3) Every person desirous of applying for a licence
under this section shall make application to the Chief Technical
Officer (Agriculture) in such form as such Officer may require.

17. The Minister may by Order under this section appoint
quarantine stations in such places as he may deem necessary and
all animals, reptiles or insects, required to be quarantined under
this Act or any Regulations made, or licence granted thereunder,
shall be placed within such stations in accordance with the
directions of the Inspector.

18. All animals, reptiles and insects imported into Trinidad
and Tobago shall, subject to any regulations made under this Act
or to the terms and conditions of any licence granted under this
Act, be placed in a quarantine station for such time and under such
conditions as may be specified in the Regulations or in the licence.

PART IV

GENERAL
19. (1) Where any person is found committing, or is
reasonably suspected of being engaged in committing, an offence
against this Act or against any Regulation made thereunder, any
constable may without warrant stop and detain him and, if his name
and address are not known to the constable and he fails to give them
to the satisfaction of the constable, the constable may without
warrant apprehend him and may, whether he has so stopped,

Import licences
for birds, etc.
[6 of 1963].

Quarantine
stations.
[6 of 1963
45 of 1979].

Imported
animals, etc., to
be quarantined.
[45 of 1979].

Powers of
apprehension.

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detained or apprehended such person or not, stop, detain and
examine any animal, bird, reptile, insect, vehicle, boat or other
thing, to which the offence or suspected offence relates and
require it to be forthwith taken back to or into any place or district
wherefrom or whereout it was unlawfully removed, and execute
and enforce that requisition.
(2) If any person obstructs or impedes a constable in the
execution of his duty under this Act or of any regulation made
thereunder or assists in any such obstructing or impeding, the
constable may without warrant arrest the offender.

20. The Inspector shall have all the powers given to a
constable under section 19 of this Act and may at any time
enter—
(a) any pen, building, land or place, where he has

reasonable grounds for supposing—
(i) that disease or infestation exists, or has,

within fifty-six days prior to such
entry existed;

(ii) that the carcase of any diseased, suspected
or infested animal is or has been kept or
has been buried, destroyed or otherwise
disposed of;

(iii) that there is to be found therein anything
or any place in respect whereof any
person has on any occasion failed to
comply with this Act or of any
Regulations made thereunder; or

(iv) that this Act or any Regulations made
thereunder has not been or is not being
complied with;

(b) any vehicle, vessel or boat, in which or in
respect whereof he has reasonable grounds for
believing that this Act or any Regulations made
thereunder has not been or is not being
complied with.

Powers of
Inspector.
[17 of 1997].

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21. Any person who—
(a) when required by this Act, or by any Regulation

made thereunder, to keep any animal separate as
far as practicable, or to give any notice of disease
or infestation with all practicable speed, fails to
do so without lawful authority or reasonable
excuse, proof whereof shall lie on him;

(b) contravenes any directions given under section 8;
(c) refuses to the Inspector or any other person

acting in the execution of this Act or any
Regulations made thereunder, admission to any
pen, building, land, place, vehicle, vessel or
boat, which the Inspector or any person is
entitled to enter or examine, or obstructs or
impedes the Inspector or any person in the
execution of his duty, or assists in any such
obstructing or impeding;

(d) throws or places or causes to be thrown or
placed into or in any river, stream, drain, or
other water or into or in the sea within three
miles of the shore, the carcase of an animal
which has died of disease, or was infested or has
been slaughtered as diseased or suspected;

(e) takes or allows to be taken, unless otherwise
required by this Act or any Regulations made
thereunder, or allows to stray, any diseased or
infested animal in or upon any common, public
road, or public place;

(f) digs up, or causes or allows to be dug up, the
buried carcase of any animal which has been
slaughtered under this Act as diseased or
suspected or which has died or is suspected of
having died from any disease;

(g) takes or moves, or allows to be taken or moved
any animal, carcase, fodder, litter, dung or other
thing, into or out of any infected or infested
place or infected or infested area otherwise than
in accordance with this Act or with any
Regulations made thereunder; or

(h) allows any animal to stray into or out of any infected
or infested place or infected or infested area,

is guilty of an offence against this Act.

Offences.
[17 of 1997].

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22. Any person guilty of an offence against this Act shall,
save where otherwise expressly provided, be liable for each such
offence on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars.

23. All Regulations made under this Act shall be subject to
negative resolution of Parliament.

24. Subject to any specific provision in any Regulations
under this Act, nothing in this Act, or in any Regulations made
thereunder, shall be construed as restricting or prohibiting the
transport of any person, animal or thing, by public road through
an infected or infested place or an infected or infested area if such
person, animal or thing, is not detained within such place or area.

*25. The Minister may by Order apply, subject to such
exceptions, adaptations and modifications as may be therein set
out, the provisions of this Act, and of any Regulations made
thereunder, to poultry.

26. Nothing in this Act shall apply to bees.

27. Notwithstanding the repeal of the Diseases of Animals
(Poultry) Ordinance, by the Law Revision (Miscellaneous
Amendments), the Fowl Pest Order, 1952–1953 made under
section 3(2) of that Ordinance shall continue in force and have
effect as if made under this Act.

Penalty.
[17 of 1997].

Regulations to
be laid before
Parliament.

Transport
through infected
or infested
places and
areas.
[17 of 1997].

Power to apply
Act to poultry.

Bees.

Saving.
Ch. 25. No. 10.
(1951–53 Ed.).
[45 of 1979
164/1954].

*See GN 16/1955.

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SCHEDULE
DISEASES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THIS ACT

African Horse Sickness
African Swine Fever
Anaplasmosis
Anthrax
Babesiosis
Blue Tongue
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Bovine Viral Diarrhea
Brucellosis (Brucella abortus, Brucella suis, Brucella ovis, Brucella melitensis)
Campylobacteriosis (C. fetus venerealis)
Contagious Equine Metritis (T. equigenitalis)
Contagious Pleuro-pneumonia
Cowdriosis (Heartwater—C. ruminantium)
Cysticercosis
Dermatophilosis
Duck Viral Enteritis
Duck Viral Hepatitis
Enzootic Lymphangitis
Epizootic Bovine Abortion
Equine Encephalomyelitis
Equine Infectious Anemia
Equine Rhinopneumonitis
Foot and Mouth Disease
Fowl Cholera (Pasteurella multocida)
Fowl Typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum)
Glanders
Hemorrhagic Septicaemia
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
Infectious Laryngotracheitis
Influenza (Avian and Equine)
Leptospirosis
Lumpy Skin Disease
Malignant Catarrhal Fever
Newcastle Disease (Velogenic, viscerotrophic)
Ornithosis

Section 2.
[15/1955
102/1977
45 of 1979
167/1993
235/1997].

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Paralytic Rabies
Paratuberculosis (Johne’s Disease)
Peste des petits ruminants
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome
Pseudo Rabies (Aujeszky’s Disease)
Psittacosis
Pullorum Disease (Salmonella pullorum)
Rabies
Rift Valley Fever
Rinderpest
Salmonellosis
Scrapie
Swine Fever (Hog Cholera)
Swine Vesicular Disease
Swine Vesicular Exanthema
Theileriasis
Trichomoniasis
Trypanosomiasis (Dourine—T. equiperdum; Nagana—T. vivax; Surra—T. evansi)
Tuberculosis
Ulcerative Lymphangitis
Variola Ovina or Sheep Pox
Variola Vaccinia or Cow Pox
Vesicular Stomatitis
Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (rabbits)

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

EQUINE INFLUENZA (INFECTED PLACES) ORDER

made under section 5(4)

1. This Order may be cited as the Equine Influenza
(Infected Places) Order.

2. The premises described in the Schedule hereunder,
owned by the Management of the Santa Rosa Club and occupied
by Race Horse Trainers is hereby declared an infected place.

SCHEDULE
Santa Rosa Paddock situate in the Ward of Arima and the County of St. George.

EQUINE INFLUENZA (INFECTED PLACES) ORDER

made under section 5(4)

1. This Order may be cited as the Equine Influenza
(Infected Places) Order.

2. The premises described in the Schedule hereunder,
owned by the Management of the Queen’s Park Race Club and
occupied by Race Horse Trainers is hereby declared an
infected place.

SCHEDULE
Queen’s Park Paddock situate in the Ward of St. Ann’s and the County of

St. George.

30/1986.

31/1986.

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EQUINE INFLUENZA (INFECTED PLACES) ORDER

made under section 5(4)

1. This Order may be cited as the Equine Influenza
(Infected Places) Order.

2. The premises described in the Schedule hereunder, owned
by the Management of the Union Park Race Club and occupied by
Race Horse Trainers is hereby declared an infected place.

SCHEDULE
Union Park Paddock situate in the Ward of Naparima and the County

of Victoria.

EQUINE INFLUENZA (INFECTED PLACES) ORDER

made under section 5(4)

1. This Order may be cited as the Equine Influenza
(Infected Places) Order.

2. The premises described in the Schedule, owned by the
Management of Paradise Farm, is hereby declared an infected place.

SCHEDULE
Paradise Farm, Carapo, situated in the Region of Tunapuna/Piarco.

32/1986.

57/1994.

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EQUINE INFLUENZA (INFECTED PLACES) (NO. 2)
ORDER

made under section 5(4)

1. This Order may be cited as the Equine Influenza
(Infected Places) Order.

2. The premises described in the Schedule, owned by the
Trinidad Race Club and occupied by Race Horse Trainers, is
hereby declared an infected place.

SCHEDULE
Trinidad Race Club Santa Rosa Park, O’Meara, situated in the Region of

Tunapuna/Piarco.

EQUINE INFLUENZA (INFECTED PLACES) (NO. 3)
ORDER

made under section 5(4)

1. This Order may be cited as the Equine Influenza
(Infected Places) Order.

2. The premises described in the Schedule, owned by the
Management of Highclaire Stud Farm, is hereby declared an
infected place.

SCHEDULE
Highclaire Stud Farm, Ragoonanan Road, Enterprise, situated in the Region

of Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo.

58/1994.

59/1994.

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DISEASES OF ANIMALS (VETERINARY EXPORT
CERTIFICATES) REGULATIONS

*deemed to be made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Diseases of
Animals (Veterinary Export Certificates) Regulations.

2. For every veterinary export certificate issued by a
Government Veterinary Officer the following fees shall be
charged:
(a) For a certificate in respect of horses,

including racehorses, broodmares and
stallions … … … …

(b) For a certificate in respect of small
farm animals, including sheep, swine
and goats … … … …

(c) For a certificate in respect of a
consignment of birds—

(i) not exceeding ten birds …
(ii) exceeding ten birds … …
(d) For a certificate in respect of animals

other than those provided for in
paragraphs (a) to (c), including cattle,
buffalo, mules, asses, dogs and cats…

(e) For an endorsement of a certificate…

$ ¢


25.00

10.00

20.00
50.00

20.00
5.00

* These Regulations were made under section 12 of the Diseases of Animals Ordinance (now
repealed) and continue in force by virtue of section 29(3) of the Interpretation Act (Ch. 3:01).

128/1949.
[6 of 1993].

Citation.

Fees.

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FOWL PEST ORDER

ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

CLAUSE
1. Citation and commencement.
2. Interpretation.
3. Notice of disease.
4. Precautions to be adopted on premises on which disease is

suspected.
5. Veterinary enquiry by Department of Agriculture.
6. Diagnosis by Department of Agriculture.
7. Rules to be observed on an infected place.
8. Cleansing and disinfection.
9. Transmission of copies of Notice.
10. Offences.

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FOWL PEST ORDER

*deemed to be made under section 3

1. This Order shall be cited as the Fowl Pest Order.

2. In this Order—
“carcase” means the carcase of any poultry or part thereof;
“disinfectant” means either a 4 per cent solution of Sodium

Carbonate (washing soda) or such disinfectant as may be
approved for the time being by the Chief Technical Officer
(Agriculture) for the purposes of this Order;

“fowl pest” means any of the forms of that disease, including
Newcastle disease and fowl plague;

“Veterinary Officer” means a Veterinary Officer of the
Department of Agriculture.

3. (1) Every person having in his possession or under his
charge any poultry or the carcase of any poultry which is
affected or suspected of being affected with fowl pest shall,
with all practicable speed, give notice of the fact to a constable
of the police station nearest to the place wherein the poultry or
carcase is.
(2) A Veterinary Surgeon who examines any poultry or
the carcase of any poultry, and suspects that the poultry or
carcase is affected with fowl pest, shall, with all practicable
speed, give notice of the suspicion to a constable of the police
station nearest to the place wherein the poultry or carcase is.
(3) A constable receiving any such notice shall
immediately transmit the information by the most expeditious
means to a Veterinary Officer.

* This Order was made under section 3(2) of the Diseases of Animals (Poultry) Ordinance (now
repealed) and continues in force by virtue of section 27 of this Act.

164/1952.

Citation and
commencement.

Interpretation.

Notice of
disease.

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4. (1) The occupier of premises on which there are any
poultry or the carcases of any poultry, affected with or suspected
of being affected with fowl pest shall forthwith—
(a) prevent the access of poultry, or of any person

(other than the person attending the poultry) to
the premises or part of the premises on which
any diseased or suspected bird or carcase is or
has been kept;

(b) detain on the premises all poultry thereon and
the carcases of any poultry.

(2) The restrictions imposed by this subclause shall
remain in operation until they are withdrawn by a notice served
on the occupier of the premises by a Veterinary Officer or until a
notice according to the Form set out in the Schedule has been
served on the occupier of the premises by a Veterinary Officer.
(3) Nothing in this subclause shall prohibit the burning
or burying of the carcases on the premises.
5. (1) A Veterinary Officer on receiving in any manner
whatsoever information that fowl pest exists, or is suspected to
exist, on any premises shall enquire as to the correctness of such
information and examine any poultry or carcase of any poultry on
such premises which the Veterinary Officer considers it desirable
to examine for the purpose of the enquiry.
(2) For the purposes of this subclause, the Veterinary
Officer may enter on any part of the premises and the occupier of
the premises and the persons in his employment shall render such
reasonable assistance as may be required for all or any of the
purposes of this subclause.
6. A certificate signed by a Veterinary Officer after enquiry
shall, for the purposes of this Order, be conclusive evidence of
the existence or otherwise of fowl pest.

7. (1) Whenever a Veterinary Officer has grounds for
suspecting that fowl pest exists on any premises or has existed on
any premises within a period of twenty-eight days previous thereto,

Precautions to
be adopted on
premises on
which disease is
suspected.

Schedule.

Veterinary
enquiry by
Department of
Agriculture.

Diagnosis by
Department of
Agriculture.

Rules to be
observed on an
infected place.

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he shall forthwith serve a notice, in the form set out in the
Schedule or to the like effect, on the occupier of the premises,
declaring the said premises, within the limits specified in the
notice, to be an infected place for the purposes of this Order.
(2) On the service of such notice the premises therein
shall become an infected place and shall be subject to the
following Rules:

Rule 1
No live poultry shall be moved into or out of the infected place.

Rule 2
No carcase shall be moved out of the infected place except under
a licence granted by a Veterinary Officer and in accordance with
such conditions as may be specified therein.

Rule 3
No eggs intended for hatching shall be moved out of the
infected place.

Rule 4
No foodstuffs, litter, droppings, utensils, food bag, crate, poultry
appliance or other thing shall be removed out of the infected
place except under a licence granted by a Veterinary Officer and
in accordance with such conditions as to the disinfection or
otherwise as may be specified therein.

Rule 5
All droppings, litter and waste food shall be thoroughly disinfected
to the satisfaction of a Veterinary Officer, before being permitted to
be removed from any building, house, shed, pen, yard or other
place in which the affected or suspected poultry or carcase are or
have recently been kept.

Schedule.

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Rule 6
No person, other than a Veterinary Officer or the person attending
the poultry, shall enter or leave the infected place unless
authorised by, and in accordance with, a written permit obtained
from a Veterinary Officer.

Rule 7
Any person entering the infected place shall, before leaving,
disinfect his hands and feet in a disinfectant.

Rule 8

Any person attending affected or suspected poultry shall not
attend poultry not so affected or suspected unless authorised by
and in accordance with a written permit obtained from a
Veterinary Officer.

Rule 9
The occupier of any premises subject to these Rules shall, if so
required by a Notice served on him by a Veterinary Officer,
supply the disinfectant required to be used at his own expense,
and if he fails to do so, it shall be lawful for the Chief Technical
Officer (Agriculture) without prejudice to the recovery of any
penalty for the infringement of this rule, to supply the
disinfectant and to recover summarily as a civil debt from the
occupier the expenses of so doing.
(3) A Veterinary Officer may from time to time by a notice
in writing served on the occupier of an infected place, direct that—
(a) the limits of the infected place shall be attended

in the manner described in such Notice; or
(b) any of the rules prescribed by this subclause

shall cease to apply to the infected place or shall
be modified to the extent or in the manner
specified in the Notice; or

(c) such additional rules as may be specified in such
Notice shall apply to the infected place.

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(4) A Notice served under this subclause shall continue
in force until it is withdrawn by a further notice signed by a
Veterinary Officer.

8. (1) Any premises or place, public or private, or any part
thereof, on which there has been any poultry or carcase affected
with or suspected of fowl pest, and any vehicle in which such
poultry or carcase has been conveyed, and any utensil, appliance
or other thing therein or used in connection therewith shall be
cleansed and disinfected with a disinfectant by the occupier of
the premises or place or by the owner or person for the time being
in charge of the vehicle, as the case may be, in the manner
prescribed by a notice in writing served upon the said occupier,
owner or person, by a Veterinary Officer, and to the satisfaction
of this officer.
(2) The Veterinary Officer may in the notice require the
said occupier or the owner or person to cleanse and disinfect such
premises, place or vehicle or such utensil, appliance or other
thing at the expense of the said occupier, owner or person, as the
case may be.
(3) If the occupier of any premises or place or the owner
or person in charge of any vehicle, utensil, appliance or other
thing fails to comply with a notice served under this subclause it
shall be lawful for the Chief Technical Officer (Agriculture)
without prejudice to the recovery of any penalty for the
infringement of this subclause, to cause such premises, vehicle,
utensil or appliance, or other thing to be cleansed and disinfected,
and to recover summarily as a civil debt from the said occupier,
owner or person the expenses of so doing.

9. A Veterinary Officer shall with all practicable speed send
copies of any notice served by him under this Order to the
constable in charge of the police station nearest the infected place
to which the notice relates.

Cleansing and
disinfection.

Transmission of
copies of
Notice.

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10. Any person committing, or aiding, abetting, counselling
or procuring the commission of any breach of any of the
provisions of this Order, or of any Rules required to be observed
thereunder, or the requirements of any notice served or of the
conditions of any licence or permit issued thereunder, is liable on
summary conviction to the penalties provided by the Act.

Offences.

Order 7. SCHEDULE
ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) ACT (CH. 67:02)

FOWL PEST ORDER
NOTICE DEFINING INFECTED PLACE

To .......................................................................................................................

of ........................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, being a Veterinary Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture,
hereby give you notice as the occupier of the undermentioned premises that,
in accordance with the provisions of the Fowl Pest Order, the undermentioned
premises are hereby declared to be an infected place for the purposes of the
said Order, and that the said premises accordingly become subject to the Rules
set out below. Any person infringing these Rules is liable to heavy penalties.
This notice remains in force until it is withdrawn by a subsequent notice
served by a Veterinary Officer on the occupier of the infected place.

Dated this .............. day of ................................, 20......

(Signed) ...............................................
Veterinary Officer

Address ...............................................

Description of infected place

............................................................................................................................

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RULES TO BE OBSERVED ON AN INFECTED PLACE
Rule 1

No live poultry shall be moved into or out of the infected place.

Rule 2
No carcase shall be moved out of the infected place except under a licence
granted by a Veterinary Officer and in accordance with such conditions as may
be specified therein.

Rule 3
No eggs intended for hatching shall be moved out of the infected place.

Rule 4
No foodstuffs, litter, droppings, utensil, food bag, crate, poultry appliance or
other thing shall be removed out of the infected place except under a licence
granted by a Veterinary Officer and in accordance with such conditions as to
the disinfection or otherwise as may be specified therein.

Rule 5
All droppings, litter and waste food shall be thoroughly disinfected to the
satisfaction of a Veterinary Officer, before being permitted to be removed from
any building, house, shed, pen, yard or other place in which the affected or
suspected poultry or carcase are or have recently been kept.

Rule 6
No person, other than a Veterinary Officer or the person attending the poultry,
shall enter or leave the infected place unless authorised by, and in accordance
with, a written permit obtained from a Veterinary Officer.

Rule 7
Any person entering the infected place shall, before leaving, disinfect his
hands and feet in a disinfectant.

Rule 8
Any person attending affected or suspected poultry shall not attend poultry not
so affected or suspected unless authorised by and in accordance with a written
permit obtained from a Veterinary Officer.

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Rule 9
The occupier of any premises subject to these Rules shall, if so required by a
Notice served on him by a Veterinary Officer, supply the disinfectant required
to be used at his own expense, and if he fails to do so, it shall be lawful for the
Chief Technical Officer (Agriculture) without prejudice to the recovery of any
penalty for the infringement of this rule, to supply the disinfectant and to recover
summarily as a civil debt from the occupier the expenses of so doing.

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ANTHRAX REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Citation and commencement.
2. Notification of anthrax.
3. Service of notice.
4. Duties of owner or occupier of infected place.
5. Movement of animal, carcase, etc.
6. Burning and burying of carcase.
7. Opening pit, etc.
8. Skinning, opening or mutilating carcase.
9. Milk from affected animal.
10. Cleansing and disinfection.
11. Exposing, etc. animal affected.
12. Vaccination, inoculation, etc. of animal.
13. Penalty.

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ANTHRAX REGULATIONS

made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Anthrax
Regulations, and shall come into force on 15th March 1955.

2. (1) Every person having in his possession or under his
charge any animal affected with, or suspected of being affected
with anthrax, or the carcase of an animal so affected or suspected,
shall with all practicable speed give notice of the animal being or
having been so affected or suspected to the constable in charge of
the nearest police station.
(2) Every veterinary surgeon who, upon examining any
animal or the carcase of any animal, is of opinion or suspects that
the animal is, or was when it died or was slaughtered, affected
with anthrax, shall with all practicable speed give notice of the
affection or suspicion of affection to the constable in charge of
the nearest police station.
(3) The constable upon receiving any such notice shall—
(a) forthwith transmit the information by telephone

to the Inspector; and
(b) as soon as may be practicable thereafter confirm

in writing to the Inspector the transmission by
telephone of the information.

3. (1) The Inspector shall, upon receipt of any information
pursuant to regulation 2(3), forthwith cause a notice in the form
set out as Form A in the Schedule to be served upon the occupier
of any premises whereon the animal is.
(2) The Inspector shall immediately after the service of
the notice referred to in subregulation (1) proceed to the place to
which the notice refers, make a full investigation of all the
circumstances and make a report thereon to the Chief Technical
Officer (Agriculture).

28/1955.

Citation and
commencement.

Notification of
anthrax.

Service of
notice.

Form A.
Schedule.

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(3) The Inspector may give directions in relation to the
steps which shall be taken in dealing with any animal affected
with anthrax and with any other animal, vehicle, utensil,
implement, fodder, litter, dung or other thing within the infected
place and the occupier of every such infected place shall comply
with the directions.
(4) A notice under subregulation (1) shall remain in
force until withdrawn by a withdrawal notice in the form set out
as Form B in the Schedule.

4. The owner or occupier of any infected place shall—
(a) prevent access of any other animal—
(i) to any animal or carcase affected with or

suspected of being affected with anthrax;
(ii) to any part of the premises which has been

exposed to infection by any animal or
carcase affected with or suspected of
being affected with anthrax;

(b) detain on the premises any animal affected with
or suspected of being affected with anthrax, and
any other animal which has been in the same
shed, stable, building, yard or field with any
such animal;

(c) disinfect as soon as practicable with a five per
cent solution of Jeyes fluid or carbolic acid or
such other antiseptic as the Inspector may in any
particular case authorise any place where the
animal or carcase has lain or where its blood or
body discharges have escaped.

5. (1) No animal shall be moved into, or out of, an infected
place, except in accordance with the terms of a permit in writing
granted by the Inspector.
(2) No animal shall be allowed to stray into or out of an
infected place.

Form B.
Schedule.

Duties of owner
or occupier of
infected place.

Movement of
animal, carcase,
etc.

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(3) No carcase, litter, dung, fodder, utensil, pen, hurdle
or other thing used in connection with any animal affected with,
or suspected of being affected with anthrax, shall be removed
from an infected place except in accordance with the terms of a
permit in writing granted by the Inspector.

6. The carcase of every animal which dies within an
infected place shall—
(a) within twelve hours of death, be burnt within the

infected place as near to the place where the
animal died as practicable; or

(b) be buried with lime within the infected place in
a pit not less than seven feet deep and the pit
shall be dug as near to the place where the
animal died as practicable and shall in no case
be less than one hundred feet from any
dwelling house, river, well, watercourse, drain
or other channel.

7. No person, except in accordance with the terms of a
permit in writing granted by the Inspector, shall open any pit in
which the carcase of any animal has been buried pursuant to
regulation 6 or dig up or remove the carcase or any part thereof.

8. No person shall skin, open or in any way mutilate the
carcase of any animal which died or is suspected to have died
from anthrax except that this regulation does not apply to any
autopsy or diagnostic examination performed by, or on the
instructions of, the Inspector.

9. No milk obtained from any animal affected with, or
suspected of being affected with, anthrax shall be used as food
either for human beings or for animals and any container in which
the milk has been shall be thoroughly sterilised before being used
for any other purpose.

Burning and
burying of
carcase.

Opening pit, etc.

Skinning,
opening or
mutilating
carcase.

Milk from
affected animal.

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10. Every occupier of an infected place shall at his own
expense and in such manner as the Inspector shall direct, cleanse
and disinfect—
(a) all parts of any shed, stable, building, field or

other place in which any animal affected with,
or suspected of being affected with anthrax has
died or was slaughtered or was kept prior to its
death or slaughter;

(b) every utensil, pen, hurdle or other thing used in
connection with any animal affected with, or
suspected of being affected with, anthrax.

11. (1) No person shall, in relation to any animal affected
with, or suspected of being affected with, anthrax—
(a) expose the animal in any market, fair, sale yard

or in any other place at which animals are
exposed for sale;

(b) place the animal in any place adjacent to any
market, fair, sale yard or other place at which
animals are exposed for sale;

(c) send or carry the animal or cause it to be sent or
carried by rail, canal, inland navigable water or
on any coasting vessel;

(d) carry, lead or drive the animal or cause it to be
carried, led or driven, on any highway or
thoroughfare;

(e) place, keep or graze the animal or permit it to be
placed, kept or grazed, on the sides of any public
road or on any land adjoining a public road
which is unfenced or insufficiently fenced;

(f) allow the animal to stray on to a public road or
on to the sides thereof or to be on unenclosed
land or in any field or place which is
insufficiently fenced.

(2) In addition to any penalty recoverable against any
person convicted of an offence against this regulation, every animal
found in any place in contravention of this regulation may be moved
by or at the direction of the Inspector to some convenient place
and there detained and isolated.

Cleansing and
disinfection.

Exposing, etc.,
animal affected.

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12. (1) Every owner of any animal within an infected place
shall, if required by the Inspector and at his own risk and
expense, cause the animal to be vaccinated, inoculated or
otherwise treated in such manner and with such substances as the
Inspector may direct.
(2) Every such owner shall comply with the directions
as the Inspector may from time to time give with regard to the
care, management and method of handling any such animal
during and subsequent to the time of the vaccination, inoculation
or other treatment.
(3) Every such owner shall from time to time report to
the Inspector the number of animals which have been vaccinated,
inoculated or otherwise treated and the report shall indicate the
respective numbers of each type of animal and the date upon
which each such animal was so treated.

13. Any person who contravenes these Regulations or any
directions lawfully given, or the terms of any permit lawfully
imposed by any person under the authority of these Regulations
is liable on summary conviction to a penalty of one
thousand dollars.

Vaccination,
inoculation, etc.
of animal.

Penalty.

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SCHEDULE
FORM A

ANTHRAX REGULATIONS
NOTICE DECLARING AN INFECTED PLACE

Whereas notice has been received that there is (or has been) an animal (or carcase) which is
affected with, or is suspected of being affected with, anthrax, at the premises known as ..................
and situated in the Ward of ................................. in the County of ....................................................
Now, therefore, I hereby give you notice as the occupier of the aforesaid premises that the
premises specified in the Schedule below are hereby declared to be an infected place and that until
this notice is withdrawn or revoked by Order of the Minister it is unlawful for any person—

(a) to move any animal into or out of the infected place except in accordance
with the terms of a permit in writing granted by the Inspector;

(b) to allow any animal to come in contact or be associated with any animal
affected with, or suspected of being affected with, anthrax.

Dated this .............. day of ........................................, 20......

(Signature) .....................................................
Inspector

SCHEDULE
Description of Infected Place

FORM B
ANTHRAX REGULATIONS
WITHDRAWAL NOTICE

To .................................................... of ..........................................................................................
I ....................................................... of ................................................................................ being
the Inspector designated under the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, do hereby withdraw,
as from the .......... day of ......................., 20...... the notice relating to premises in your occupation
at ........................................................... dated the ............. day of ............................, 20...... signed
by .......................................... and served upon you on the ........... day of ............................., 20......

Dated this ............. day of ......................., 20......
(Signature) .....................................................

Inspector

Premises Ward County

Regulation 3.

Regulation 3.

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SWINE FEVER REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Citation.
2. Swine, etc., affected with swine fever.
3. Serving of notice.
4. Movement of swine, etc.
5. Confinement.
6. Swine straying.
7. Burning or burial of carcase.
8. Exhumation, etc. of carcase.
9. Dung of swine, food, etc., used in connection with swine.
10. Cleansing and treatment of sty, etc.
11. Confinement and immunisation.
12. Isolation.
13. Sale.
14. Seizure and destruction.
15. Penalty.
16. Non-application.

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SWINE FEVER REGULATIONS

made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Swine Fever
Regulations.

2. (1) Every person having in his possession or under his
charge any swine affected with, or suspected of being affected
with, swine fever, or the carcase of any swine so affected or
suspected, shall with all practicable speed give notice of the
swine or the carcase being or having been so affected or
suspected to the constable in charge of the nearest police station.
(2) Every veterinary surgeon who, upon examining any
swine or the carcase of any swine, is of opinion or suspects that
such swine is or was when it died or was slaughtered affected
with swine fever, shall with all practicable speed give notice of
the affection or suspicion of affection to the constable in charge
of the nearest police station.
(3) The constable upon receiving the notice shall—
(a) forthwith transmit the information by telephone

to the Inspector; and
(b) as soon as may be practicable thereafter confirm

in writing to the Inspector the transmission by
telephone of the information.

3. (1) The Inspector shall, upon receipt of any information
pursuant to regulation 2(3), forthwith cause a notice in the form
set out as Form A in the Schedule to be served upon the occupier
of any premises whereon the animal is.
(2) The Inspector shall immediately after the service of
the notice referred to in subregulation (1) proceed to the place to
which the notice refers, and shall there make a full investigation
of all the circumstances and shall make a report thereon to the
Chief Technical Officer (Agriculture).

29/1955.

Citation.

Swine, etc.,
affected with
swine fever.

Serving of
notice.

Form A.
Schedule.

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(3) The Inspector may give directions in relation to the
steps which should be taken in dealing with any animal affected
with swine fever and with any other animal, vehicle, utensil,
implement, fodder, litter, dung or other thing within the infected
place, and the occupier of every such infected place shall comply
with the directions.
(4) A notice under subregulation (1) shall remain in
force until withdrawn by a withdrawal notice in the form set out
as Form B in the Schedule, or until revoked by Order of
the Minister.

4. No swine nor the carcase of any swine nor any portion of
the carcase shall be moved out of or into, or from place to place
within, any infected place or area except in accordance with the
terms of a permit in writing given by the Inspector.

5. All swine within an infected place or area shall be kept
confined in a sty, pen or other enclosure.

6. Any swine straying into or out of an infected place or an
infected area may, in the discretion of the Inspector or constable
in charge of the nearest police station, be shot or
otherwise destroyed.

7. (1) The carcase of any swine—
(a) destroyed pursuant to regulation 6;
(b) which died of swine fever; or
(c) which died within an infected place or area,
shall be burnt or buried, within six hours of the death of the
swine in the infected place or area from or into which it strayed
or in which it died, by the owner or occupier of the infected
place or area.
(2) Where the carcase of any such swine is buried, it
shall be buried at a depth of not less than five feet below the
surface of the ground.

Form B.
Schedule.

Movement of
swine, etc.

Confinement.

Swine straying.

Burning or
burial of
carcase.

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8. No person shall exhume or dig up the carcase of any
swine nor any portion thereof which is buried within an infected
place or area except in accordance with the terms of a permit in
writing granted by the Inspector.

9. (1) No dung of any swine, nor food, fodder, litter or
utensils used in connection with any swine in an infected place or
area shall be moved out of the infected place or area.
(2) Any such dung, food, fodder, litter or utensils shall
be burnt or buried or otherwise treated, dealt with, or disposed of
as the Inspector may in any particular case direct.

10. Every part of every sty, pen or other enclosure where any
swine affected with, or suspected of being affected with, swine
fever has been kept or isolated shall be cleansed and treated in
such manner as the Inspector may in any particular case direct.

11. (1) Any swine which, within a period of thirty days, has
been in contact with any swine affected with swine fever shall be
isolated and kept confined in a sty, pen or other enclosure for a
period of not less than thirty days after the death or destruction of
the last of such swine affected with swine fever.
(2) For the purposes of subregulation (1), every person
who has disposed of any swine which has been in contact with
swine affected with swine fever shall, upon being required by the
Inspector, disclose the name and address of any person to whom
the swine was disposed of and the place at which the swine was
delivered or the destination to which it was consigned.
(3) The Inspector may order that any swine within any
infected place or area shall at the risk and expense of the owner
be immunised against swine fever by vaccination or otherwise.
(4) All swine immunised pursuant to subregulation (3)
shall be isolated from other swine and kept confined for such period
as may be specified by the Inspector.

Exhumation,
etc., of carcase.

Dung of swine,
food, etc., used
in connection
with swine.

Cleansing and
treatment of sty,
etc.

Confinement
and
immunisation.

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12. All swine on separate premises within an infected place
or area shall be isolated from swine on adjoining premises within
or upon the boundary of the infected place or area.

13. No flesh of any swine butchered or slaughtered within an
infected place or area shall be offered for sale or used for human
consumption.

14. The carcase of any swine which has within seven days
immediately preceding the date of its slaughter been in contact
with any other swine affected with or suspected of being affected
with swine fever may be seized and destroyed by the Inspector.

15. Any person who contravenes these Regulations or any
directions lawfully given, or the terms of any permit lawfully
imposed by any person under the authority of these Regulations
is liable on summary conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars.

16. These Regulations shall not apply to swine which originate
outside of any infected place or area and which are moved in a
vehicle into or through any such place or area for slaughter, within
forty-eight hours of being moved through any such place or area, at
any public abattoir or other place authorised or licensed for the
slaughter or butchering of animals.

Isolation.

Sale.

Seizure and
destruction.

Penalty.

Non-application.

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SCHEDULE
FORM A

SWINE FEVER REGULATIONS
NOTICE DEFINING AN INFECTED PLACE

To .................................................... of ..........................................................................................
I ....................................................... of ................................................................................ being
the Inspector designated under the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, hereby give you
notice as the occupier of the undermentioned premises that the said premises are hereby declared
to be an infected place and to become subject to the Swine Fever Regulations.

Dated this .............. day of ........................................, 20......

(Signature) .....................................................
Inspector

Description of Infected Place

FORM B
SWINE FEVER REGULATIONS

WITHDRAWAL NOTICE
To .................................................... of ..........................................................................................
I ....................................................... of ................................................................................ being
the Inspector designated under the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, do hereby withdraw, as
from the .......... day of ......................., 20...... the notice relating to premises in your occupation at
........................................................... dated the ............. day of ............................, 20...... signed by
.......................................... and served upon you on the ........... day of ............................., 20......

Dated this ............. day of ......................., 20......
(Signature) .....................................................

Inspector

Premises Ward County

Regulation 3.

Regulation 3.

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EPIZOOTIC ABORTION REGULATIONS

made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Epizootic
Abortion Regulations.
2. No person shall expose or cause or permit to be exposed
in any market, fair ground or sale yard any cow or heifer which,
to his knowledge, or according to information in his possession,
has calved prematurely within two months immediately
preceding the exposure.
3. No person shall sell or cause or permit to be sold a cow
or heifer which to his knowledge, or according to information in
his possession, has calved prematurely within the two months
immediately preceding the sale unless before the sale he has
given to the purchaser notice in writing of the premature calving.
4. No person shall send or cause or permit to be sent to any
bull for service, a cow or heifer which to his knowledge, or
according to information in his possession, has calved
prematurely within the two months immediately preceding,
unless before the service he has given notice in writing of the
premature calving to the owner of the bull.
5. No person shall cause or permit any cow or heifer which
to his knowledge, or according to information in his possession,
has calved prematurely within the two months immediately
preceding, to graze—
(a) on any common or unenclosed land;
(b) in any field or other enclosed place not so fenced as

to prevent the entry or escape of cattle therefrom;
(c) on the side of any road; or
(d) on any land on which there are cattle which are

not the property of the owner of the cow or heifer.
6. Any person who contravenes these Regulations is liable
on summary conviction to a penalty of one thousand dollars.

30/1955.

Citation.

Exposure, etc.
of cow or heifer.

Sale, etc. of cow
or heifer.

Sending bull to
service cow or
heifer.

Grazing cow or
heifer.

Penalty.

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FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Notification of outbreak or suspected outbreak of foot and mouth

disease.
4. Certificate as to a suspected place.
5. Action if disease is suspected.
6. Rules to be observed on a suspected place.
7. Declaration of infected place.
8. Rules to be observed on an infected place.
9. Valuation and slaughter of diseased animals.
10. Rules for an infected area.
11. Cleansing and disinfection of premises for foot and mouth disease.
12. Disinfection of vehicles.
13. Control of movement of animals exposed to infection.
14. Additional restrictions.
15. Penalty.

SCHEDULE.

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FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Foot and Mouth
Disease Regulations.

2. In these Regulations—
“infected animal” means an animal affected with foot and mouth

disease;
“suspected animal” means an animal affected with, or suspected

of being affected with, foot and mouth disease;
“suspected place” means any premises in which foot and mouth

disease exists or is suspected to exist.

3. (1) Every person having in his possession or under his
charge any suspected animal or carcase shall with all practicable
speed give notice of the fact of the animal or carcase being or having
been so affected or suspected of having been so affected to the
constable in charge of the nearest police station, or to the Inspector.
(2) Any veterinary surgeon who examines any animal
or the carcase of any animal and is of the opinion that or suspects
that the animal or carcase is affected with foot and mouth
disease or had been so affected when it died or was slaughtered
shall with all practicable speed give notice of the affection or
suspicion to the constable in charge of the nearest police station
or to the Inspector.
(3) Every constable, upon receiving such information
shall—
(a) forthwith transmit such information by telephone

or other speedy means to the Inspector; and
(b) as soon as may be practicable thereafter confirm

in writing to the Inspector the transmission of
such information.

60/1955.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Notification of
outbreak or
suspected
outbreak of foot
and mouth
disease.

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4. (1) The Inspector, upon receipt of information pursuant
to regulation 3(3) or having reasonable grounds for suspecting
that foot and mouth disease exists or has within forty-six days
existed on any premises, shall forthwith cause a certificate in the
form set out as Form A in the Schedule to be served on the
occupier of any premises whereon the animal is or with respect
to which the suspicion exists.
(2) The Inspector shall immediately after the service of
the notice referred to in subregulation (1) proceed to the place to
which the notice refers and shall there make a full investigation
of all the circumstances and shall make a full report thereon to the
Chief Technical Officer (Agriculture).
(3) For the purposes of his enquiries the Inspector may
enter on any part of the premises and collect any specimen he
may require for the purposes of diagnosis. The occupier of the
premises and the persons in his employment shall render such
reasonable assistance to the Inspector as may be required.
(4) The Inspector and every person accompanying him
shall, before entering any suspected place, put on suitable rubber
boots and overall clothing which are capable of being disinfected,
and immediately before leaving the premises shall thoroughly
disinfect his boots, overall clothing and hands.
(5) If the Inspector is satisfied that foot and mouth disease
does not exist on premises certified to be a suspected place under
subregulation (1), he shall cause notice in the form set out as Form B
in the Schedule to be served on the occupier of the premises.
5. (1) Where a certificate has been signed by the Inspector
under regulation 4(1), it shall thereupon be unlawful for any person
to move any animal out of the area lying within a radius of five
miles from the suspected place or along, over, or across a highway,
road or lane in the area except where the movement, being
movement entirely within the area, is necessary or expedient for
the detention of the animal. Such movement shall be authorised by
a licence in the form set out as Form E in the Schedule, signed by
the Inspector and shall be subject to such conditions as are set
out in the licence.

Certificate as to
a suspected
place.

Form A.
Schedule.

Form B.
Schedule.

Action if
disease is
suspected.

Form E.
Schedule.

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(2) Dogs and poultry within a suspected area shall be
kept under control being—
(a) confined to a kennel, pen or other enclosure

from which they cannot escape;
(b) effectively secured to some fixed object; or
(c) accompanied and led by the owner or some

responsible person deputed by him.
Any dog or poultry not so restrained is liable to seizure and
destruction.
(3) The Inspector may extend the suspected area by a
notice to that effect signed by him and the restrictions mentioned
above shall apply forthwith to the area so extended. The
Inspector shall forthwith notify any change in the area to the
police officer in charge of the district concerned.
(4) The restrictions imposed by this regulation shall
remain in operation until the serving of a notice in the form set
out as Form B in the Schedule in relation to the suspected place
referred to in subregulation (1). Notice of the serving of the form
set out as Form B shall be sent to the police officer in charge of
the district concerned.

6. (1) Any premises certified to be a suspected place under
regulation 4(1) shall be subject to the following rules:

Rule 1
No cloven hoofed animal shall be moved into or out of a suspected
place except under the terms of a licence granted by the Inspector.

Rule 2
No horse, ass or mule shall be moved out of a suspected place
unless it has been disinfected to the satisfaction of the Inspector
and in accordance with a licence granted by the Inspector.

Form B.
Schedule.

Rules to be
observed on a
suspected place.

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Rule 3
No carcase shall be moved out of a suspected place except in
accordance with the terms of a licence granted by the Inspector.

Rule 4
No live poultry, rabbit, dog, cat or other animal or any portion of
the carcase of any such animal or poultry shall be removed out of
a suspected place except in accordance with the conditions set
out on a licence granted by the Inspector.

Rule 5
No fodder, litter, dung, utensil, vehicle or any other thing shall be
removed from a suspected place except in accordance with the
terms of a licence granted by the Inspector.

Rule 6
All liquid manure, urine or shed washings shall be thoroughly
disinfected to the satisfaction of the Inspector before being
permitted to escape from any shed, yard or other place forming
part of a suspected place in which a suspected animal is or has
recently been kept.

Rule 7
No person other than the Inspector shall enter or leave a
suspected place except in accordance with a written permit from
the Inspector.

Rule 8
Any person whatsoever entering any shed, field or other place
forming part of a suspected place shall wear suitable overall
clothing and boots which are capable of being disinfected and
are approved by the Inspector and shall, before leaving the
place, thoroughly cleanse and disinfect the clothing and boots
and also his hands.

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Rule 9
The Inspector or any valuer or any veterinary surgeon shall,
before entering a suspected place, put on suitable overall
covering made of rubber or other impervious substance capable
of disinfection, and rubber boots and shall, before leaving the
suspected place, thoroughly cleanse and disinfect his overall
clothing, rubber boots, and hands.

Rule 10
Where the Inspector so directs, any person on leaving a shed,
field or other place in which a suspected animal is, or has recently
been kept, shall leave such clothing as the Inspector may direct in
the shed, field or other place, and shall thoroughly disinfect his
hands and boots.

Rule 11
Any person attending a suspected animal shall not attend an
animal other than a suspected animal except in accordance with
a written permit from the Inspector.

Rule 12
A receptacle containing an approved disinfectant shall be kept at
all exits and at such other places on the suspected place as the
Inspector may direct.

Rule 13
Milk from any suspected animal shall not be moved from a
suspected place. Unless and until such milk has been boiled, it
shall not be used for the feeding of animals. Any utensil used for
such milk shall be thoroughly sterilised by boiling water or by
other means to the satisfaction of the Inspector before any other
milk is placed therein.

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(2) The Inspector may by notice in writing to the
occupier of a suspected place direct that—
(a) such additional rules as may be specified in the

notice shall apply to the suspected place;
(b) any of the rules prescribed in this regulation

shall cease to apply or shall be modified in the
manner specified in the notice.

7. (1) Where the Inspector suspects that foot and mouth
disease exists on any premises, the notice he is required by
section 5(1) of the Act to sign and to be served on the occupier of
the premises shall be in the form set out as Form C in the
Schedule, and the Inspector shall with all practicable speed send
a copy of the notice to the Minister for action in accordance with
section 5 of the Act.
(2) Upon service of the notice the Inspector shall cause
notice of the infected place to be printed in the Gazette and shall
inform by telephone or other speedy means the police officer in
charge of the district concerned.
(3) Subject as provided below and to the provisions of
the Act, the rules applied to premises declared under
subregulation (1) to be an infected place shall remain in force
until such time as a further notice in the form set out as Form D
in the Schedule shall be served on the occupier of the place by the
Inspector or until an order is made by the Minister under section
5(5) of the Act revoking the notice.

8. Any premises declared to be an infected place under
regulation 7(1) shall be subject to the rules set out in regulation 6.

9. (1) The Inspector shall, as soon as is practicable after the
serving of notice in the form set out as Form C in the Schedule with
respect to any premises, with the approval of the Minister, arrange
for, and undertake the valuation and slaughter of all cloven hoofed
infected animals and, in his discretion, such other animals in the
same field, shed or other place or in the same herd or flock,

Declaration of
infected place.

Form C.
Schedule.

Form D.
Schedule.

Rules to be
observed on an
infected place.

Valuation and
slaughter of
diseased
animals.
Form C.
Schedule.

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or otherwise in contact with infected animals, or in any way
exposed to infection with foot and mouth disease, and the
disposal of the carcases of such animals as may be slaughtered by
cremation or by such other means as he may deem advisable and
in accordance with these Regulations.
(2) Compensation for any animals slaughtered under
this regulation shall be payable in accordance with section 11 of
the Act.
(3) In cases where the Minister does not approve of the
slaughter of animals under subregulation (1), any such animals
shall be treated in such manner as the Inspector may direct.

10. (1) Any area declared by the Minister under section 5(4)
or under section 6 of the Act to be an infected area shall be
subject to the following provisions of this regulation.
(2) No animal shall be moved out of an infected area.
(3) No animal shall be moved into an infected area
except direct to a farm or slaughterhouse situated not less than
two miles from an infected place, and then only if accompanied
by and in accordance with the conditions of a licence issued by
the Inspector.
(4) (a) No animal shall be moved within an infected
area unless accompanied by and in accordance with the
conditions of a licence granted by the Inspector. Subject as
provided below, the Inspector may grant a licence if in his
opinion the movement is so necessary.
(b) Where the place of destination is other than a
slaughterhouse, the animal shall on arrival be detained for a
period of fourteen days.
(c) No licence shall be granted for the movement of
any animal to farm premises or elsewhere for the purposes of sale
or exhibition thereon.
(d) No licence shall be granted for the movement of
any animal within two miles of an infected place.

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(5) No animal shall graze on any roadside or unenclosed
or insufficiently enclosed pasture within any infected area.
(6) No animal shall be allowed to stray on any highway,
road or unenclosed land within an infected area. Any animal
found so doing shall be impounded and kept at the expense of the
owner of the animal.
(7) No exhibition or sale of animals shall be held in an
infected area.
(8) (a) Licences for the movement of animals in
accordance with this regulation shall be given by the Inspector in
the form set out as Form E in the Schedule. The licence shall set
forth the conditions under which such movement may be made.
(b) No person shall efface, alter, obliterate or
remove or attempt to efface, alter, obliterate or remove any mark
painted, stamped or clipped on any animal as required by the
conditions of any licence granted under this regulation.
(9) Nothing in this regulation shall prevent the
movement of animals direct by truck through an infected area
from a place outside such an area and to another place outside
such area provided any such animals are not untrucked within an
infected area.
If for any reason any such animal shall be untrucked within the
infected area it shall thereupon become subject to regulation 9.
(10) No manure, wastement trimmings or other waste
material shall be moved from any slaughterhouse or other
premises within an infected area except to other premises within
the same infected area and then subject to the conditions set out
in a permit given by the Inspector.
(11) All dogs and poultry within two and one-half miles
of an infected place shall be kept under control by being—
(a) confined to a kennel or other enclosure from

which escape is impossible;

Form E.
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(b) effectively secured to some fixed object; or
(c) accompanied and led by the owner or some

responsible person deputed by him.
Any dog or poultry not so restrained is liable to seizure and
destruction.
(12) The Inspector may (notwithstanding the existence
of any footpath or right of way) prohibit the entry of any person
into any field, shed or other place in an infected area after giving
notice of the prohibition in writing to the occupier thereof.
In such cases the owner or occupier or his servants may enter
the premises or place for the purpose of feeding or tending any
animals. No other person shall enter the premises or place except
with a written licence granted by the Inspector.
Notices shall be affixed or exhibited by the Inspector as he may
consider desirable to ensure compliance with the restrictions
imposed under this regulation.

11. (1) Every shed or other place in which an infected
animal has been kept or has died or been slaughtered shall be
disinfected and cleansed as follows:
(a) the whole of the interior of the place including

the fittings shall be sprayed by a disinfectant
approved by the Inspector;

(b) all dung and other discharges shall be scraped
from the walls, fittings and floors, and the shed
or other place then swept out. The sweepings
and all litter, dung or other things that have been
in contact with or used about any animal shall be
effectively removed from the shed; and

(c) the floor of the shed or other place and all
other parts thereof with which an animal or
its droppings or any discharge may have
come in contact shall again be thoroughly
washed or sprayed with a disinfectant
approved by the Inspector.

Cleansing and
disinfection of
premises for
foot and mouth
disease.

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(2) All litter, dung or other things removed from the
shed or other place shall be forthwith thoroughly disinfected,
burnt or otherwise destroyed to the satisfaction of the Inspector.
(3) Where any field or other like place is not capable of
being so disinfected and cleansed, it shall be sufficient if the
field or place is disinfected and cleansed to the satisfaction of
the Inspector.

12. (1) Any cart, van, truck or other vehicle used for the
conveyance of any animal or carcase thereof into, within, or
out of an infected area or with respect to which the Inspector
shall issue a notice requiring disinfection shall, as soon as
practicable after each occasion on which it is so used and
before any other animal or any fodder or litter or any other
thing intended for use on or about animals is placed therein,
be disinfected, cleansed and again disinfected by and at the
expense of the person using or the person in charge of the
same in the following manner:
(a) the floor, roof, sides and ends of the inside of the

vehicle and all other parts thereof with which
any animal or its droppings or discharges have
or may have come in contact, shall be scraped
and swept, and the scrapings and the sweepings
and all dung, sawdust, litter and other matter
shall be effectually removed therefrom; the
same parts of the vehicle shall then be
thoroughly washed or scrubbed or scoured with
water and then be disinfected by being
thoroughly coated or washed with a disinfectant
approved by the Inspector;

(b) the scrapings and sweepings of the vehicle and
all dung, sawdust, litter, bedding or other matter
removed therefrom shall forthwith be well
mixed with quicklime and buried or shall be
forthwith burnt.

Disinfection of
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(2) Every crate, box, hamper, loading board, rope, net or
other apparatus used in connection with the conveyance of
animals as mentioned above shall, on each occasion when the
vehicle is required by this regulation to be disinfected, be
disinfected by being thoroughly coated, washed or saturated with
a disinfectant approved by the Inspector and at the expense of the
person in charge of the vehicle.
(3) If the owner or person using, or the person in charge
of any vehicle or other thing used in connection with the
conveyance of an animal as mentioned above, fails to cleanse to
the satisfaction of the Inspector the vehicle or thing as required
by this regulation or by a notice served by the Inspector, it shall
be lawful for the Inspector to cause the vehicle to be cleansed and
disinfected and to recover from the owner or person the expenses
of the cleansing and disinfection as a civil debt.

13. (1) Where the Inspector, as a result of information
received, believes that any animal or herd or group of animals
have been exposed to infection with foot and mouth disease, or,
if he considers it expedient to do so for the purpose of preventing
the spread of the disease, he shall serve a notice in the form set
out as Form F in the Schedule on the owner or person in charge
of the animal or animals.
(2) After service of a notice under subregulation (1), it shall
not be lawful for any person until the operation of the notice
terminates or the notice is withdrawn by the serving of a notice in the
form set out as Form G in the Schedule, signed by the Inspector—
(a) to move any animal into or on to such place; or
(b) to permit any animal to which the notice relates

to stray out of such place or to come in contact
with any other animal.

(3) The Inspector may insert in any notice given under this
regulation such conditions governing the isolation, housing,
pasturage, movement or handling of any animal or group of animals
as he may consider expedient.

Control of
movement of
animals exposed
to infection.

Form F.
Schedule.

Form G.
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(4) In the case where an animal or group of animals may
be in such a situation as to make effective isolation impracticable,
the Inspector may require that such animal or animals be
removed, before the serving of the notice in the form set out as
Form E in the Schedule, to such more convenient and isolated
place as he may direct.

14. (1) If the Inspector has reasonable grounds for believing
that the movement of any person, animal, or thing on to or from
any place may be attended with risk of spread of foot and mouth
disease or that such animal, place or thing has been exposed to
the contamination by such disease, he may for the purpose of
preventing the spread of the disease prohibit the movement of
any person, animal, or thing on to or from any place, or direct the
movement of any person, animal, or thing from any place or
impose any condition on any such movement or any requirement
in relation to the person, place, animal or thing either in respect
of subsequent detention or disinfection or otherwise, by the
service of a notice in writing to that effect on such person or on
the owner or person in charge of the animal or thing.
(2) Any disinfection required by the provisions of a
notice under this regulation shall, if so required by the notice, be
carried out by and at the expense of the person on whom the
notice is served.

15. Any person who contravenes these Regulations or any
directions lawfully given or the terms of any notice or licence
lawfully imposed by or under the authority of these Regulations is
liable on summary conviction to a penalty of one thousand dollars.

Form E.
Schedule.

Additional
restrictions.

Penalty.

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Regulation 4(1).

Regulations
4(5) and 5(4). FORM B

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

WITHDRAWAL OF CERTIFICATE AS TO A
SUSPECTED PLACE

To .................................................... of ..........................................................................................
from this ............. day of .................................................., 20...... the Certificate dated ............. day
of ...................................................., 20...... and served on you by ....................................................
on the .................. day of .............................................., 20...... is hereby withdrawn.

Dated this .......... day of ............................. 20...... .......................................................
Inspector

NOTE—If the limits of a suspected place have been extended by Notice of the Inspector, this
Notice applies to the Suspected Place as so extended.

SCHEDULE
FORM A

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

CERTIFICATE AS TO A SUSPECTED PLACE
I,............................... being the Inspector under the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act
hereby certify that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting the undermentioned premises to be
affected with foot and mouth disease.
These premises are, until further notice, subject to regulation 6 of the Regulations.

Dated this ........... day of ................................, 20......

...........................................................
Inspector

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECTED PLACE

Rules Governing a Suspected Place
(Extract from regulation 6 attached).

Premises Ward County

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FORM D
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

WITHDRAWAL OF NOTICE DEFINING AN
INFECTED PLACE

To .................................................... of ..........................................................................................
from this ................. day of ......................................................, 20...... the Notice dated the....... day
of ...................................................., 20...... and served on you by ....................................................
on the .................. day of .............................................., 20...... is hereby withdrawn.

Dated this .......... day of ............................., 20...... ...............................................
Inspector

NOTE—If the limits of an Infected Place have been altered by an Order of the Minister, this
Notice applies to the Infected Place as so altered.

Regulations
7(1) and 9(1).

Regulation 7(3).

FORM C
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

NOTICE DEFINING AN INFECTED PLACE
Whereas on enquiry I suspect that the disease known as foot and mouth disease exists, or has
existed at the place or premises known as .............................................................. in the County of
............................................................................................................................................................
Now, therefore, I hereby give you notice as the occupier of the aforesaid premises that the place
or premises specified in the Schedule below, are hereby declared to be an infected place and are
subject to the rules prescribed in regulations 6, 8, 9 and 11 of the Regulations, as set out below.
This notice shall remain in force until it is withdrawn by a subsequent notice (Form D) or until
an Order is made by the Minister revoking such notice.

Dated this .............. day of ................................, 20...... ...........................................................
Inspector

SCHEDULE
Description of Infected Place

Rules Governing an Infected Place
(Copies of regulations 6, 8, 9 and 11 attached).

Premises Ward County

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CONDITIONS GOVERNING THIS LICENCE 1. A licence for movement between different parts of the same farm or holding may, at the discretion
of the Inspector, be made valid for use as often as required. Such a licence shall be endorsed “occupation
licence” by the Inspector, and shall remain in force until written cancellation is given by the Inspector.
2. The animals shall be moved by the manner and route specified in the licence. If no special
provision is made the animals shall be moved by the nearest available route, and without avoidable delay to the
place of destruction specified in the licence, and not elsewhere.
3. The animals shall be kept as far as practicable apart from other animals during the movement.
4. Where the number of animals moved is less than the number for which the licence was granted, the
Inspector shall endorse the licence at Column II for the number of animals actually moved. The licence shall
not be valid for any further movements, except as provided in Condition No. 1.
5. Before movement other than movement between different parts of the same farm, animals shall be
marked with a letter “M” on the neck.
6. The licence shall accompany the animals throughout the movement and shall be produced on
demand to the Inspector or a constable.
7. The licence, unless marked “occupation licence”–see Condition No. 1–shall be delivered to the
nearest Police Station immediately upon arrival of the animals at the place of destination.
8. Unless the place of destruction specified in Column IV is a place of slaughter, the animals shall on
arrival be detained for a period of 14 days from the date of arrival.
9. Additional special conditions governing this licence.

FORM E
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

MOVEMENT OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL
PRODUCTS LICENCE

I, the undersigned, hereby authorise the movement of the undermentioned animals or animal
products to the place or premises specified in column IV, subject to the conditions set out on the
back of this licence.
Before it is valid this form must be fully completed in all particulars and signed by the Inspector.

I II III IV

Name and address Number and Name or description Name or description
of person to whom description of of the premises of the premises
the licence is animals or animal from which the to which the
granted products to be animals or animal animals or animal
moved products are to be products are to be
moved moved

This licence is available for six days including the day of issue, unless otherwise specified.
The conditions of the licence are set out on the back. They should be carefully read and observed.
Failure to comply with these conditions renders a person liable to severe penalties.
This licence may be cancelled at any time by a notice served by the Inspector to the person whose
name appears in column I.

Date.........................................................
..................................................................
Inspector

Regulations
5(1), 10(8) and
13(4).

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FORM F
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

NOTICE PROHIBITING MOVEMENT OF ANIMALS
To M......................................................................... of ..................................................................
(name of owner or person in charge) (address)
I, the undersigned, being the Inspector .................................................... under the Animals
(Diseases and Importation) Act hereby prohibit the movement of the following animals, namely:
............................................................................................................................................................

(describe animals)
from or to ..........................................................................................................................................
(describe farm, field, shed, sty or other place of detention)
and I hereby require you to take notice that under the Foot and Mouth Disease Regulations
and consequent on the serving of this notice it is not lawful for any person until the
........................ day of ........................................, 20...... or until this notice is withdrawn—
(fill in expiry date)

(a) to move such animal or any other animal from or out of such place as
aforesaid;

(b) to move any animal on to or into such place; or
(c) to permit any such animal to stray out of such place or to come into contact

with any other animal.
In addition the above-named animals are subject to such conditions as are

set out in the Schedule below—

Schedule of any Special Conditions of this Notice
.........................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................

Date.........................................................
................................................................
Inspector

FORM G
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE REGULATIONS

WITHDRAWAL OF NOTICE PROHIBITING MOVEMENT
OF ANIMALS

I, the undersigned, being the Inspector ....................................... under the Animals (Diseases and
Importation) Act hereby withdraw as from the .............. day of ........................................., 20......
the Notice in the form of Form F signed by ..................................................... and served on you
on the .............. day of ............................................., 20......... prohibiting movement of the animals
referred to in that Notice.
Date ........................................................
..................................................................
Inspector

Regulation
13(1).

Regulation
13(2).

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PARALYTIC RABIES REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Citation.
2. Animal affected with paralytic rabies.
3. Movement, etc. of animal or carcase.
4. Destruction of animal.
5. Examination of carcase.
6. Compensation not payable.
7. Inoculation.
8. Penalty.

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PARALYTIC RABIES REGULATIONS
made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Paralytic Rabies
Regulations.

2. (1) Every person having in his possession or under his
charge any animal affected with, or suspected of being affected
with, paralytic rabies (Bat transmitted) (hereinafter referred to as
paralytic rabies), or the carcase of any animal so affected or
suspected, shall with all practicable speed give notice of the
animal or carcase being so affected or suspected to the constable
in charge of the nearest police station.
(2) Every veterinary surgeon who, upon examining any
animal or the carcase of any animal, is of the opinion that the
animal is, or was when it died, affected with paralytic rabies, shall
with all practicable speed give notice of the affection or suspicion
of affection to the constable in charge of the nearest police station.
(3) The constable receiving a report made under this
regulation shall—
(a) forthwith transmit the information by telephone

to the Inspector; and
(b) as soon as may be practicable thereafter confirm

in writing to the Inspector the transmission by
telephone of the information.

3. (1) No person shall move, or shall cause or permit to be
moved, or shall dispose of, whether by sale or otherwise, any
animal or carcase referred to in subregulation (2) except in
accordance with the directions of the Inspector given under the
subregulation except that it is not an offence to bury the carcase of
any such animal if no such directions are received within eighteen
hours of the making of a report in relation to the animal or carcase
under regulation 2, or where the report cannot be made within
eighteen hours after the death of the animal on account of distance, or
on account of difficulty of terrain or of communications.

50/1956.

Citation.

Animal affected
with paralytic
rabies.

Movement, etc.
of animal or
carcase.

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(2) The Inspector may give directions as to the removal
or disposal of—
(a) any animal affected with, or suspected of being

affected with, paralytic rabies; or
(b) the carcase of any animal which has died from,

or is suspected of having died from, or while
afflicted with paralytic rabies.

4. (1) The Inspector may direct the immediate
destruction of any animal found, or reasonably believed, to be
affected with paralytic rabies as a result of any examination
or otherwise.
(2) The owner or person in charge of any animal which
has been destroyed by the direction of the Inspector shall dispose
of the carcase thereof as the Inspector may direct.

5. (1) The Inspector may conduct a post-mortem
examination of the carcase of any animal which has died
from, or is suspected of having died from, or while afflicted
with paralytic rabies, and may remove such portions of the
carcase as he may deem necessary for laboratory
examinations and may direct that the carcase be delivered to
him at such place and time as he may specify.
(2) The Inspector may direct the carcase of any animal
which has been buried to be exhumed for the purpose of
conducting a post-mortem examination of the carcase under
subregulation (1).

6. No compensation is payable in respect of any animal or
carcase which has been dealt with in any manner authorised by
these Regulations.

7. The Inspector may direct that any animal shall, at the
risk of the owner, be inoculated with vaccine against paralytic

Destruction of
animal.

Examination of
carcase.

Compensation
not payable.

Inoculation.

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rabies and shall appoint the places, dates and hours at which the
animals shall be produced for the purpose of the inoculation. The
owner or person in charge of every such animal shall comply
with any such directions.

8. Any person who contravenes these Regulations or
directions lawfully given by any person under authority of these
Regulations is liable on summary conviction to a penalty of one
thousand dollars.

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EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Citation.
2. Animal affected with the disease.
3. Movement, etc. of animal or carcase.
4. Duties of Inspector.
5. Compensation not payable.
6. Inoculation.
7. Penalty.

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EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS REGULATIONS

made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Equine
Encephalomyelitis Regulations.
2. (1) Every person having in his possession or under his
charge any animal affected with, or suspected of being affected with,
Equine Encephalomyelitis (hereinafter referred to as “the disease”), or
the carcase of any animal affected with or suspected of being affected
with the disease, shall with all practicable speed give notice of the
animal or carcase affected with or suspected of being affected with the
disease to the constable in charge of the nearest police station.
(2) Every veterinary surgeon who, upon examining any
animal or the carcase of any animal, is of the opinion that the
animal is, or was, when it died, affected with the disease, shall with
all practicable speed give notice of the affection or suspicion of
affection to the constable in charge of the nearest police station.
(3) Every such constable who receives a report made in
accordance with this regulation shall—
(a) forthwith transmit the information to the

Inspector by telephone or by any other means of
communication; and

(b) as soon as may be practicable thereafter confirm
in writing to the Inspector the transmission of
the information by telephone or by any other
means of communication.

3. (1) No person shall move or shall cause or permit to be
moved, or shall dispose of, whether by sale or otherwise, any animal or
carcase referred to in subregulation (2) except in accordance with the
directions of the Inspector given under that subregulation but it is not an
offence to bury the carcase of the animal if no such directions have been
received within eighteen hours of the making of a report in relation to
the animal or carcase under regulation 2, or where the report cannot be
made within eighteen hours after the death of the animal on account of
distance, or on account of difficulty of terrain or of communications.

21/1960.

Citation.

Animal affected
with the disease.

Movement, etc.
of animal or
carcase.

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(2) The Inspector may give directions as to the removal
or disposal of—
(a) any animal affected with, or suspected of being

affected with, the disease; or
(b) the carcase of any animal which has died from,

or is suspected of having died from, or while
afflicted with the disease.

4. (1) The Inspector may secure ante-mortem blood
specimens or conduct a post-mortem examination of the carcase
of any animal which has died from, or is suspected of having died
from, or while afflicted with the disease, and may remove such
portions of the carcase as he may deem necessary for laboratory
examinations and may direct that the carcase be delivered to him
at such place and time as he may specify in the directions.
(2) The Inspector may order the carcase of any animal
which has been buried to be exhumed for the purpose of
conducting a post-mortem examination of the carcase for the
purposes of subregulation (1).

5. No compensation is payable in respect of any animal or
carcase which has been dealt with in any manner authorised by
these Regulations.

6. The Inspector may direct that any animal shall, at the risk of
the owner, be inoculated with vaccine against the disease and shall
appoint the places, dates and hours at which the animals shall be
produced for the purpose of the inoculation. The owner or person in
charge of every such animal shall comply with the directions.

7. Any person who contravenes these Regulations or any
directions lawfully given by any person under authority of these
Regulations is liable on summary conviction to a penalty of one
thousand dollars.

Duties of
Inspector.

Compensation
not payable.

Inoculation.

Penalty.

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TUBERCULOSIS IN CATTLE AND GOATS REGULATIONS

made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Tuberculosis in
Cattle and Goats Regulations.

2. In these Regulations, the expression “premises” includes
any house, stable, shed, pen or other building capable of housing
cattle or goats, and any vehicle or boat.

3. A Government Veterinary Officer or any other Veterinary
Officer authorised in writing by the Chief Technical Officer
(Agriculture) may examine cattle or goats for tuberculosis and
apply the Tuberculin test to cattle or goats whether or not the
cattle or goats show signs from which the disease may be
suspected and for that purpose may, if necessary enter any
premises at any time to secure the examination and apply the test.

4. Any person who is—
(a) the owner of cattle or goats;
(b) in control of cattle or goats;
(c) the owner or occupier of any premises on which

cattle or goats are kept;
(d) employed by the owner or occupier of any

premises on which cattle or goats are kept,
shall render assistance to a Government Veterinary Officer or
other authorised Veterinary Officer as such officer may
reasonably require for the purposes of these Regulations.

5. Any person who contravenes these Regulations or any
order or instruction lawfully made or given by any person under
the authority of these Regulations is liable on summary conviction
to a penalty of seven hundred and fifty dollars.

15/1967.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Examination of
cattle or goats.

Rendering
assistance.

Penalty.

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(ERADICATION) REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Application and interpretation.
3. Duty to inform.
4. Testing of animals for Brucellosis.
5. Submission of reports.
6. Disposition of reactors.
7. Notice to cleanse and disinfect premises.
8. Owner to keep records.
9. Offence.
10. Eradication.
11. Certification.

SCHEDULE.

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BOVINE BRUCELLOSIS OR CONTAGIOUS ABORTION
(ERADICATION) REGULATIONS

made under section 13

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Bovine
Brucellosis or Contagious Abortion (Eradication) Regulations.

2. (1) These Regulations shall apply to cattle, pigs, sheep
and goats.
(2) In these Regulations—
“Act” means the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act;
“Brucellosis” means a contagious disease primarily affecting

cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and dogs, caused by bacteria of
genus Brucella and characterised by abortion and to a lesser
extent, orchitis and infection of the accessory sex glands in
males;

“Brucellosis-Free Listed Herd” means a herd that is certified by
the Chief Veterinary Officer under regulation 11 to be free
from Brucellosis;

“eradication area” means an area declared by the Minister under
regulation 10, as an eradication area;

“herd” for the purpose of these Regulations, includes one animal;
“reactor” means the animal reacting positively to the approved

test referred to in regulation 4.

3. A person who has in his possession or under his charge,
an animal affected or suspected of being affected with
Brucellosis shall, within seven days of becoming aware or
suspecting that the animal is affected, inform the nearest
Government Veterinary Officer of that fact.

4. (1) A person who has in his possession or under his charge
an animal, shall have that animal tested for Brucellosis, within six
months from the date of the commencement of these Regulations
and thereafter at the request of the Inspector.

108/2003.

Citation.

Application and
interpretation.

Duty to inform.

Testing of
animals for
Brucellosis.

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(2) The test shall be approved by the Chief Veterinary
Officer and shall be carried out at the Government Veterinary
Diagnostic Laboratory or a laboratory approved by the Minister.
(3) A blood sample taken for the test shall be collected
by a veterinary surgeon or any person designated by the Chief
Veterinary Officer for that purpose, under the supervision of the
Inspector.
(4) Where the owner of a herd of cattle has not had his
cattle tested for Brucellosis under subregulation (1), he may be
required by the Inspector, within three months from the date of
service of a Notice set out on Form A of the Schedule, to have the
herd tested.
(5) Every animal, from the date of the coming into
operation of these Regulations, except a reactor from a previous
test, shall be tested periodically, and the owner of an animal may
be required by the Inspector within three months from the date of
service of a Notice to have the herd tested for Brucellosis.

5. (1) Where the test is carried out by—
(a) the Government Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory,

the results of the test shall be sent to the submitting
veterinary surgeon who shall report the test results
to the owner of the animal; and

(b) a laboratory approved by the Minister, the
results of the test shall be sent to the
Government Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory,
which shall inform the submitting veterinary
surgeon, who shall then report the test results to
the owner of the animal.

(2) Where a reactor is discovered on testing, the
laboratory shall submit a report to the Senior Veterinary Officer
and the Chief Veterinary Officer.
(3) The Chief Veterinary Officer shall, after receiving the
report submitted to him in accordance with subregulation (2),
submit a report to the Director, Veterinary Public Health.

Form A.
Schedule.

Submission of
reports.

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6. (1) Where a reactor is discovered, the owner or person
in charge of the reactor shall immediately take all practicable
steps to ensure the effective isolation of the reactor and its
maintenance, until it is slaughtered.
(2) The Veterinary Officer shall cause the reactor to be
branded on the left rump with the letter “B”, which shall be three
inches high and two and one-quarter inches wide.
(3) Where a reactor is discovered, the owner shall cause
the reactor to be slaughtered at an abattoir approved by the
Minister, within ten days from the date of receiving the results of
the test, and the owner shall be entitled to compensation
determined by the Minister, in respect of the animal slaughtered.
(4) Where the owner of a reactor fails to have that
reactor immediately removed to a place of isolation or to an
approved place for slaughter, the Inspector may by Notice, set out
on Form B of the Schedule, served on the owner, require the
slaughter and disposal of the reactor within the period set out in
the Notice and in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
(5) Where there is failure to comply with the
requirements of the Notice specified in subregulation (4), the
Inspector may take possession of the reactor, and such reactor
shall be slaughtered at an approved abattoir.
(6) The cost of taking possession of a reactor and
moving it to the approved abattoir and thereafter of maintaining
and disposing the reactor, may be recovered on behalf of the State
as a debt owed by the owner of the reactor to the State or from
any funds generated by the sale of the carcass.

7. (1) Where a reactor has been discovered, the Inspector
may by Notice, set out on Form C of the Schedule, served on the
occupier of premises, require the occupier to cleanse and disinfect
specified parts of the premises in accordance with the Notice.
(2) Where there is failure to comply with the requirements
of a Notice under subregulation (1), the Minister may cause the

Disposition of
reactors.

Form B.
Schedule.

Notice to
cleanse and
disinfect
premises.
Form C.
Schedule.

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cleansing and disinfecting of the specified parts of the premises
to be carried out by persons authorised by him for such purpose.
(3) The cost of cleansing and disinfecting under
subregulation (2), may be recovered on behalf of the State as a
debt owed by the occupier of the premises to the State.

8. (1) The owner of a herd of animals shall keep records of
the following information:
(a) the number of animals in the herd and their

identification marks and types;
(b) the birth and death of every animal in the

herd; and
(c) any movement of animals into or out of the

herd, and with respect to any such movement—
(i) the date;
(ii) the address of premises from and to which

the movement took place;
(iii) the name of the vendor or purchaser; and
(iv) in relation to each animal moved out of the

herd, whether or not it was for slaughter.
(2) The owner shall produce the records for inspection
by an Inspector, on demand.

9. A person who fails to comply with these Regulations
commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine
of five thousand dollars.

10. (1) The Minister may, for the purposes of preventing the
spread of and eradicating Brucellosis, declare an area in which
Brucellosis is found, to be an eradication area.
(2) Eradication of Brucellosis shall be done on an area by
area basis as prescribed by the Minister, and no animal shall be
moved into or out of an eradication area except with the permission
of the Inspector and only for slaughter.

Owner to keep
records.

Offence.

Eradication.

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Certification. 11. (1) On completion of an eradication of Brucellosis in an
eradication area, the owner of a herd of animals in that area may
apply to the Chief Veterinary Officer to have his herd certified as
a Brucellosis-Free Listed Herd.
(2) The Chief Veterinary Officer shall follow a
prescribed procedure in accordance with accepted international
standards in determining whether the herd of animals is free from
Brucellosis.
(3) The Chief Veterinary Officer, on being satisfied that
the herd of animals is free from Brucellosis, shall issue a certificate
to that effect.

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Regulation 4. SCHEDULE
FORM A

NOTICE TO HAVE ANIMALS TESTED

Notice is hereby given to ...................................................................................
(Name and Address of Owner)

to have all animals in your possession or on your premises tested for
Brucellosis.

Please contact the Veterinary Officer ................................................................
(Name and Address of Veterinary Officer)

............................................................................................................................

telephone number ...............................................................................................
to make arrangements for testing of the animals.

......................................... ............................................
dd/mm/yy Signature of Inspector

Note— A person who fails to comply with the Notice within three (3) months of receipt of
this Notice commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding $5,000.00.

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Regulation 6(4).FORM B
NOTICE OF SLAUGHTER OF A

BRUCELLOSIS REACTOR

Notice is hereby given to ...................................................................................
(Name and Address of Owner)

that being in possession of a brucellosis reactor

............................................................................................................................
(Identification of Animal)

you are required to have the animal slaughtered at ..........................................

............................................................................................................................
(Name and Address of Abattoir)

within ten (10) days of the date of this Notice.
......................................... ............................................
dd/mm/yy Signature of Inspector

Note—A person who fails to comply with the Notice commits an offence and is liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.00 and in addition, the Inspector may
take possession of the reactor and such reactor shall be slaughtered at an approved abattoir.

The cost of taking possession of any reactor and moving it to the approved abattoir and
thereafter of maintaining and disposing of the reactor, may be received on behalf of the
State as a debt owed by the owner of the reactor to the State or from any funds generated by
the sale of the carcase.

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FORM C
NOTICE TO CLEANSE AND DISINFECT PREMISES

Notice is hereby given to ...................................................................................
(Name and Address of Occupier)

to cleanse and disinfect the parts of the premises listed below by ....................
dd/mm/yy

Parts of Premises: ......................................................................................

......................................................................................

......................................................................................

Additional instructions: ......................................................................................

......................................................................................

......................................................................................

......................................... ................................................
dd/mm/yy Signature of Inspector

Note—A person who fails to comply with the Notice commits an offence and is liable on summary
conviction to a fine of $5,000.00 and in addition the Minister may cause the cleansing and
disinfecting of the specified parts of the premises to be carried out, the cost of which may
be recovered on behalf of the State as a debt owed by the occupier to the State.

Regulation 7(1).

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AMBLYOMMA VARIEGATUM (PREVENTION AND
CONTROL) REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Notification of Amblyomma Variegatum Tick.
4. Duties of Inspector.
5. Duties of owner or occupier of infested premises.
6. Movement of animals.
7. Stray animals.
8. Disposal of carcase.
9. Importation of animals.
10. Penalties.

SCHEDULE.

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AMBLYOMMA VARIEGATUM (PREVENTION AND
CONTROL) REGULATIONS

made under sections 13 and 15

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Amblyomma
Variegatum (Prevention and Control) Regulations.

2. In these Regulations—
“Act” means the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act;
“Inspector” has the meaning given to it by section 3 of the Act;
“public road” means a road classified in accordance with the

classification set out in section 3 of the Highways Act;
“tick” means the Amblyomma Variegatum Tick.

3. (1) Where a person has in his possession or under his
charge an animal infested with the Amblyomma Variegatum Tick
or suspects that the animal is so infested he shall make a report to
the Inspector in respect of the said animal.
(2) A veterinary surgeon who, upon examining an
animal, is of the opinion that it is infested with the Amblyomma
Variegatum Tick, shall forthwith send written notice to that effect
to the Inspector.

4. (1) The Inspector shall, upon receipt of any information
pursuant to subregulation (3), cause a notice, in the manner set
out as Form A in the Schedule, to be served upon the occupier of
the premises where the animal is located and such notice shall
effectively put the premises under quarantine.
(2) The Inspector shall, immediately after service of the
notice referred to in subregulation (1), proceed to the place to which
the notice refers, make a full investigation of all the circumstances
and report to the Chief Technical Officer.

31/1998.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Ch. 48:01.

Notification of
Amblyomma
Variegatum
Tick.

Duties of
Inspector.

Form A.
Schedule.

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(3) In making an investigation of the circumstances the
Inspector shall—
(a) enter upon and search the said premises in order

to determine the presence of the tick and where
necessary cause the infested animal to be treated;

(b) search any vehicle or vessel used in the
transportation of any animal to or from the
premises; and

(c) search any vehicle or vessel belonging to the
owner of the premises whether on the premises
or not.

(4) The Inspector shall notify the public of the infested
premises by way of Notification published in the Gazette and in
at least one daily newspaper.
(5) The Inspector shall place a clearly defined brand,
mark or tag upon each animal infested with the tick and make a
record in a register of such brand, mark or tag together with the
name of the owner of the said animal.
(6) A notice under subregulation (1) shall remain in
force until withdrawn by a withdrawal notice in the manner set
out as Form B in the Schedule.

5. (1) The owner or occupier of infested premises shall—
(a) confine all animals to the premises;
(b) prevent contact between every non-infested

animal and infested animal;
(c) prevent access of non-infested animals to any

part of the premises which is infested;
(d) treat the infested animal and premises with an

approved acaricide under the supervision of
the Inspector.

(2) The owner or occupier of quarantined premises shall
identify the said premises with appropriate posters as authorised
by the Inspector.

Form B.
Schedule.

Duties of owner
or occupier of
infested
premises.

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6. (1) No animal shall be moved into or out of infested
premises except in accordance with the conditions stipulated in a
permit issued by the Inspector.
(2) No carcase, litter, dung or fodder or anything used in
connection with an infested animal shall be removed from an
infested place except in accordance with the conditions stipulated
in a permit issued by the Inspector.
(3) No person, in relation to an animal infested with the
Amblyomma Variegatum Tick shall—
(a) have such animal in or near to a market, fair, sale

yard or other public place where animals are sold;
(b) carry, lead or drive or cause to be carried, led or

driven such an animal on a public road;
(c) place, keep or graze or permit to be placed, kept

or grazed such animal along a public road, or on
land adjoining a public road which is unfenced
or insufficiently fenced;

(d) allow such animal to stray onto a public road or
to be on unenclosed land or in any field or place
which is insufficiently fenced.

(4) An animal found on premises in contravention of the
provisions of these Regulations may, at the direction of the
Inspector, be moved to some designated place and there be
detained and isolated.

7. (1) An animal found straying within an infested area
may be seized by a police officer or a government veterinary
officer and taken to premises designated by the Inspector.
(2) A stray animal seized under the provisions of
subregulation (1) shall be examined and treated for the
Amblyomma Variegatum Tick and detained for ninety-six hours.
(3) If after ninety-six hours the animal is not claimed by
its owner, then it shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Inspector.

Movement of
animals.

Stray animals.

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8. (1) The carcase of an animal which dies in an infested
place shall, within twelve hours of death, be buried with lime in
a pit not less than seven feet deep as near to the place of death as
is practicable though not less than one hundred feet from any
dwelling house, river, well, watercourse, drain or other channel.
(2) Where for all practical purposes it is impossible to
comply with the provisions of subsection (1), the carcase shall be
disposed of in such manner as the Inspector, in his discretion,
directs.

9. (1) No animal shall be imported into Trinidad and Tobago
from a country in which Cowdriosis (Heartwater) is present.
(2) No animal shall be imported into Trinidad and
Tobago unless accompanied by a health certificate from a
government veterinary officer of the country from which the
animal has been shipped, stating that—
(a) the country is free from Cowdriosis (Heartwater);
(b) that the animal is free from the Amblyomma

Variegatum Tick; and
(c) that the animal has been treated with an

approved, named acaricide within three to seven
days prior to shipment.

(3) Notwithstanding subregulations (1) and (2) an
animal imported into Trinidad and Tobago shall be inspected on
entry by a government veterinary officer to determine whether
the animal is infested with the Amblyomma Variegatum Tick or
infected with Cowdriosis (Heartwater) or Dermatophilosis.
(4) An animal imported into Trinidad and Tobago which is
subsequently found to be infested with the Amblyomma
Variegatum Tick or infected with Dermatophilosis shall be treated
and placed in quarantine for fourteen days or for such longer period
as the Inspector may determine and during the said period the
animal shall be subject to further treatments and tests under the
supervision of a government veterinary officer.

Disposal of
carcase.

Importation of
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(5) An animal imported into Trinidad and Tobago which
is subsequently suspected of or determined to be infected with
Cowdriosis (Heartwater) shall be euthanised, necropsied and
disposed of immediately in accordance with the provisions of
regulation 8.
(6) The Minister may, by Notice published in the Gazette
and at least one daily newspaper, prohibit the landing in Trinidad
and Tobago of animals from such countries as he specifies.

10. A person who contravenes any of these Regulations is
guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding five thousand dollars.

Penalties.

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SCHEDULE
FORM A

AMBLYOMMA VARIEGATUM (PREVENTION AND CONTROL) REGULATIONS

NOTICE DEFINING AN INFESTED PLACE
To ...................................................................... of ...........................................................................
I ................................................................................ of ..................................................................
being the Inspector designated under the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, hereby give you
notice as the occupier of the undermentioned premises that the said premises are hereby declared to be
an infested place and are subject to the Amblyomma Variegatum (Prevention and Control) Regulations.

Dated this ................. day of ........................................................., 20........

....................................................................
Inspector

DESCRIPTION OF INFESTED PLACE

Regulation 4.

Regulation 4.FORM B
AMBLYOMMA VARIEGATUM (PREVENTION AND CONTROL) REGULATIONS

WITHDRAWAL NOTICE
To ...................................................................... of ...........................................................................
I ................................................................................ of ..................................................................
being the Inspector designated under the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, do hereby
withdraw, as from the .................... day of .........................................., 20...... the notice relating to
premises in your occupation at ................................................................................................ dated
the .................. day of ...................................., 20...... signed by .....................................................
and served upon you on the ................. day of ...................................................., 20......

Dated this ................. day of ........................................................., 20........

....................................................................
Inspector

Premises Ward County

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IMPORTATION OF FROZEN CARCASES AND BOILING
OF ANIMAL FOODSTUFFS REGULATIONS

* deemed to be made under section 15

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Importation of
Frozen Carcases and Boiling of Animal Foodstuffs Regulations.

PART I

2. In these Regulations—
“animal” means cattle, sheep, pigs or goats;
“boiled” means exposed for a period of at least one hour by any

process to a temperature of not less than 212˚ F., and the
expression “boiling” shall be construed accordingly;

“swill” means any broken or waste foodstuffs including table or
kitchen refuse, scraps or waste, containing any meat, bones,
offal or portions thereof, or any other part of the carcase of
an animal.

PART II

PRECAUTIONS TO BE ADOPTED IN REGARD TO
CERTAIN ANIMAL FOODSTUFFS

3. (1) Every person having in his possession or under
his charge—
(a) any meat, bones, offal, or other part of the

carcase of an animal; or
(b) any swill; or
(c) any other broken or waste foodstuffs which have

been in contact with meat, bones, offal, or other
part of the carcase of an animal,

*These Regulations were made under section 14N of the Diseases of Animals Ordinance (now
repealed) and continue in force by virtue of section 29(3) of the Interpretation Act (Ch. 3:01).

G. 24.12.31.
[27/1955].

Citation.

Interpretation.

Precautions to
be adopted in
animal
foodstuffs.

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shall, before he allows any such articles to be brought into contact
with or fed to animals or before he sells or otherwise disposes of
them to any other person, cause such articles to be boiled.
(2) No person shall permit any animal to be brought into
contact with any article mentioned in subregulation (1), unless and
until the article has been boiled.

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ANIMALS (IMPORTATION) CONTROL REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Importation of animals.
4. Landing of animals.
5. (Revoked by LN 56/2014).
6. Inspection, disinfection and quarantine of vessels and aircraft.
7. Inspection of animals.
8. Quarantine of animals.
9. Expenses of and destruction of animals in quarantine.
10. Saving.
11. Dog or cat from Category 1 and Category 2.
11A. Dog or cat other than a dog or cat in Category 1 or Category 2 countries.
11B. Dog or cat returning to Trinidad and Tobago from abroad.
12. Horses.
13. Cattle, sheep and goats.
14. Pigs.
15. Poultry.
16. Pigeons.
17. Monkeys.
18. Carcases of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats.
19. Beef.
20. Carcases of poultry.
21. Animal products.
22. Fodder and litter.
23. Dung and dead carcases.
24. Used or second-hand animal blankets, saddle cloth, cloths, felting,

pads, etc.

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25. Used and second-hand animal trappings.
26. Biological products.
27. Semen.
28. Fees.
29. Penalty.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE—(Repealed by LN 56/2014).
THIRD SCHEDULE.
FOURTH SCHEDULE.
FIFTH SCHEDULE.
SIXTH SCHEDULE.
SEVENTH SCHEDULE.
EIGHTH SCHEDULE.
NINTH SCHEDULE.
TENTH SCHEDULE.

REGULATION

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made under section 15 and 23

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Animals
(Importation) Control Regulations.
2. In these Regulations—
“animal” does not include a fish or a monkey;
“approved laboratory” means a laboratory which is approved

by The World Health Organisation Collaborating Center
for Rabies Surveillance and Research for the Fluorescent
Anti-body Virus Neutralisation (FAVN) testing of dogs
and cats for the purposes of international travel as
published in the Gazette by the Ministry;

“Category 1 country” means a country in which no cases of
rabies have been reported within the last five years as
published in the Gazette by the Ministry;

“Category 2 country” means a country in which rabies is
controlled in domestic dogs and cats but may be present in
wild animals as published in the Gazette by the Ministry;

“Chief Technical Officer” means the Chief Technical Officer
(Agriculture) or any officer of the Ministry of Agriculture
lawfully authorised by him in writing;

“Commonwealth Caribbean Territories” means Anguilla,
Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica,
Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the
British Virgin Islands;

“import permit” means a permit granted under regulation 3(2);
“Pet Passport” means an official document of the Pet Travel

Scheme (PETS) that records relevant identification data of
*These Regulations (GN 27/1955) have been amended by GNs 174/1955, 210/1955, 79/1956,
124/1956, 88/1957, 19/1959, 57/1960, 51/1961, 143/1961, 150/1961, 90/1962, 25/1963, 74/1964,
97/1964, 3/1965, 42/1965, 26/1967, 40/1967, 192/1977, 123/1978, Acts Nos. 45 of 1979, 47 of 1980;
LNs 124/1980, 165/1984, 172/1987, 47/1988, 48/1988, 253/1988, Act No. 6 of 1993, LNs 54/1994,
35/1996, 234/1997, 280/1997, 114/1998, 129/1998, 131/1999, 215/1999, 80/2000, 251/2000, 4/2003,
64/2008; 205/2013 and 56/2014.
*These Regulations were further amended by Legal Notices Nos. 84 and 85/2004 and LN No.
68/2005 but these Legal Notices were not laid in Parliament by the end of the year 2007 and
accordingly have not been included in the Regulations. As a consequence it is not possible to
accommodate amendments made to the Second Schedule of these Regulations by LN No. 72/2005.

*27/1955.

Citation.

Interpretation.
[26/1967
56/2014].

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and health information for a specific dog or cat, and allows
that a dog or cat may travel easily between member countries;

“prescribed certificate” means a certificate which purports to
have been given—

(a) in the case of Great Britain, by the Ministry of
Agriculture and Fisheries;

(b) in the case of Northern Ireland, by the Ministry
of Agriculture;

(c) in the case of the Republic of Ireland, by the
Department of Agriculture;

(d) in the case of Canada, by the Department of
Agriculture;

(e) in the case of the United States of America, by
the Bureau of Animal Husbandry;

(f) in the case of a Commonwealth Caribbean
Territory, by a Government Veterinary Officer
of such Territory; and

(g) in the case of any other country, by an Official
Veterinarian of the National Government of
such country;

“vessel” means any ship, schooner, boat or other floating craft.

3. (1) No animal shall be imported into Trinidad and
Tobago except in accordance with these Regulations.
(2) No animal shall be imported into Trinidad and
Tobago except in accordance with the terms of a permit granted
by the Chief Technical Officer.

4. (1) No animal shall be landed at any port, except the
ports of Port-of-Spain, San Fernando, Chaguaramas, Point Lisas
and Scarborough or at any aerodrome other than the Piarco
Airport and the A.N.R. Robinson International Airport.
(2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1) the Chief Technical
Officer may in his absolute discretion grant a permit in writing for
an animal to be landed at such port or at such aerodrome and upon
such conditions as may be specified in the permit.

Importation of
animals.

Landing of
animals.
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5. (Revoked by LN 56/2014).
6. Where any vessel or aircraft by which animals are
imported arrives in Trinidad and Tobago the following provisions
shall have effect:
(a) the Agent or Owners of the vessel or aircraft

shall notify the Inspector of the fact that animals
are being imported by the vessel or aircraft;

(b) the Master or Captain and the agents or owners of
the vessel or aircraft shall afford every facility to the
Inspector for the proper inspection of the animals;

(c) the Inspector may place in quarantine the vessel
or aircraft or any portion thereof as he may
deem necessary for preventing the introduction
or spread of any communicable disease, and the
vessel or aircraft or portion thereof shall remain
in quarantine during such period as the
Inspector may direct;

(d) the Master or Captain of the vessel or aircraft shall
carry out such written directions as he may receive
from the Inspector with respect to the quarantine;

(e) the Master or Captain of the vessel or aircraft shall
take such measures as the Inspector may direct for
the cleaning and disinfection of all stalls and
boxes in and of any portion of the vessel or
aircraft used for the transportation of animals.

7. (1) Every animal before being landed shall be subject to
inspection by the Inspector who may—
(a) if satisfied—
(i) that any such animal is suffering from

disease; or
(ii) that any condition of a permit permitting

the importation of any such animal has
not been complied with,

refuse permission for any such animal to be
landed; or

Inspection,
disinfection and
quarantine of
vessels and
aircraft.

Inspection of
animals.

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(b) grant permission for any such animal to be
landed either unconditionally or subject to such
conditions as he may impose.

(2) No animal shall be landed without the prior written
permission of the Inspector in the Form set out in the First Schedule.
(3) Any animal landed in contravention of this
regulation may be seized by the Inspector and, in his discretion,
detained, destroyed or otherwise disposed of as he shall direct.
8. (1) Subject to regulations 7 and 10 and if so required by
the Inspector, every animal upon being landed in Trinidad and
Tobago shall be removed by such means, in such manner and
subject to such conditions as the Inspector may direct to a
quarantine station approved by the Inspector for the purpose of
quarantine and shall there be kept in quarantine for such period
as the Inspector may direct.
(2) The release from quarantine of any animal shall be
subject to and dependent upon the result of re-inspection and of
any diagnostic examination and any tests which the Inspector
may consider necessary to employ for the detection of disease.
(3) Notwithstanding the expiry of the period of quarantine
directed by the Inspector under subregulation (1), no animal shall be
removed from any quarantine station without the prior written
permission of the Inspector and the permission may be either
unconditional or subject to such conditions as may be specified.
9. (1) The expenses of and incidental to the keeping in
quarantine of an animal shall be borne by the consignee of
the animal.
(2) Every animal shall be kept in quarantine at the risk
of the consignee.
(3) When any animal, while in quarantine in accordance
with the provisions of these Regulations, develops or, in the
opinion of the Inspector, shows symptoms of any disease the
spread of which would endanger the health of animals in Trinidad
and Tobago, the animal may, with the approval of the Minister, be
destroyed without payment of any compensation.

Form.
First Schedule.

Quarantine of
animals.

Expenses of and
destruction of
animals in
quarantine.

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10. The provisions of such of these Regulations as relate to
the importation of animals do not apply to any animal imported
by, with the concurrence of, or on behalf of the Government.
11. (1) Subject to regulations 7 and 8, where a dog or cat is
imported directly from any Category 1 country, the dog or cat
shall not be landed unless—
(a) the dog or cat has been resident in—
(i) any Category 1 country since its birth; or
(ii) one or more Category 1 countries for a

total period of six months immediately
prior to the period of its transportation to
Trinidad and Tobago;

(b) the dog or cat has been fitted with, and can be
permanently identified by a microchip, which
satisfies the requirement of the import permit; and

(c) the owner or consignee of the dog or cat
produces to the Inspector an official Veterinary
Export Health Certificate, Pet Passport or other
relevant document which—

(i) is in English or translated into English; and
(ii) satisfies the requirements of the import permit.
(2) Subject to regulations 7 and 8, where a dog or cat is
imported from any Category 2 country, the dog or cat shall not be
landed unless—
(a) the dog or cat has been resident in—
(i) a Category 2 country since its birth; or
(ii) one or more Category 2 countries for a

total period of six months immediately
prior to the period of its transportation to
Trinidad and Tobago;

(b) the dog or cat has been fitted with, and can be
permanently identified by a microchip, which
satisfies the requirements of the import permit;

(c) after being fitted with a microchip—
(i) the dog or cat was vaccinated against

rabies using an inactivated or recombinant
vaccine or any other vaccine which

Saving.
[88/1957
35/1996].

Dog or cat from
Category 1 and
Category 2.
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satisfies the requirements of the import
permits; and

(ii) the microchip number, date of vaccination,
name of vaccine, the manufacturer, the
vaccine batch number and period of
immunity are stated on the official
Veterinary Export Health Certificate, Pet
Passport or other relevant document;

(d) the dog or cat was at least twelve weeks old when
the primary rabies vaccine was given as stated on
the Veterinary Export Health Certificate, Pet
Passport or other relevant document;

(e) at least thirty days after receiving the primary
rabies vaccine, a blood sample from the dog or
cat was taken to determine the titre level of
protective antibodies against rabies by an
approved laboratory using the Fluorescent
Anti-body Virus Neutralisation test;

(f) the results of the Fluorescent Anti-body Virus
Neutralisation (FAVN) blood test referred to in
paragraph (e) show a serum antibody level of at
least 0.5 IU/ml and the laboratory results bear
the number of the microchip;

(g) the dog or cat arrives at the port or aerodrome at
least three months before immunity from the
rabies vaccination expires; and

(h) the owner or consignee of the dog or cat
produces to the Inspector an official Veterinary
Export Health Certificate, Pet Passport or other
relevant document which—

(i) is in English or translated into English; and
(ii) satisfies the requirements of the import permit.
11A. Subject to regulations 7 and 8, where a dog or cat, other
than a dog or cat to which regulation 11(1) or (2) applies, is
imported into Trinidad and Tobago, the dog or cat shall not be
landed unless—
(a) the dog or cat has been fitted with and can be

permanently identified by a microchip, which
satisfies the requirements of the import permit;

Dog or cat other
than a dog or
cat in Category
1 or Category 2
countries.
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(b) after being fitted with a microchip—
(i) the dog or cat was vaccinated against

rabies using an inactivated or
recombinant vaccine or any other vaccine
which satisfies the requirements of the
import permit; and

(ii) the microchip number, date of vaccination,
name of vaccine, the manufacturer, the
vaccine batch number and period of
immunity are stated on the official
Veterinary Health Export Certificate, Pet
Passport or other relevant document;

(c) the dog or cat was at least twelve weeks old
when the primary rabies vaccine was given;

(d) at least thirty days after receiving the primary
rabies vaccine, a blood sample from the dog or
cat was taken to determine the titre level of
protective antibodies against rabies by an
approved laboratory using the Fluorescent
Anti-body Virus Neutralisation (FAVN) test;

(e) the results of the Fluorescent Anti-body Virus
Neutralisation (FAVN) test referred to in
paragraph (d) show a serum antibody level of at
least 0.5 IU/ml and the laboratory results bear
the number of the microchip;

(f) the dog or cat arrives at the port of entry or
aerodrome—

(i) not less than six months after receiving
the rabies vaccine; and

(ii) at least three months before immunity
from the rabies vaccination expires; and

(g) the owner or consignee of the dog or cat
produces to the Inspector an official Veterinary
Export Health Certificate, Pet Passport or other
relevant document which—

(i) is in English or translated into English; and
(ii) satisfies the requirements of the import

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11B. (1) Subject to subregulation (2), a dog or cat born in
Trinidad and Tobago or resident in Trinidad and Tobago for a
period of at least six months and returning to Trinidad and
Tobago from abroad, shall not be landed unless—
(a) the dog or cat was fitted with and can be

permanently identified by a microchip,
approved by the Chief Technical Officer;

(b) after being fitted with a microchip—
(i) the dog or cat was vaccinated against

rabies using an inactivated or
recombinant vaccine or any other vaccine
which satisfies the requirement of the
import permit; and

(ii) the microchip number, date of vaccination,
name of vaccine, the manufacturer, the
vaccine batch number and period of
immunity are stated on the official
Veterinary Export Health Certificate, Pet
Passport or other relevant document;

(c) the dog or cat was at least twelve weeks old
when the primary rabies vaccine was given;

(d) at least thirty days after receiving the primary
rabies vaccine, a blood sample from the dog or
cat was taken to determine the titre level of
protective antibodies against rabies by an
approved laboratory using the Fluorescent
Anti-body Virus Neutralisation (FAVN) test;

(e) the results of the Fluorescent Anti-body Virus
Neutralisation (FAVN) blood test referred to in
paragraph (d) show a serum antibody level of at
least 0.5 IU/ml and the laboratory results bear
the number of the microchip; and

(f) the dog or cat—
(i) returns to Trinidad and Tobago at least

three months before immunity from the
rabies vaccination expires; and

(ii) satisfies the requirements of the import
permit.

Dog or cat
returning to
Trinidad and
Tobago from
abroad.
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(2) A dog or cat referred to in subregulation (1) which
does not meet the requirements of paragraphs (a) to (f) may be
landed in accordance with regulation 11 or 11A as applicable.
12. (1) No horse shall be imported into Trinidad and Tobago
except the horse is imported directly from one of the countries
specified in the Third Schedule.
(2) No horse so imported shall be landed in Trinidad and
Tobago unless there is produced to the Inspector in respect
thereof the prescribed certificate.
(3) The certificate shall state—
(a) that the country from which the horse was

exported is free from foot and mouth disease;
(b) if the country is not free from foot and mouth

disease, that the area from which it originated and
through which it was transported to the port of
exportation is free from foot and mouth disease;

(c) that the horse is healthy and free of
infectious diseases;

(d) that the horse has been subjected to the Mallein
test for glanders (farcy) with negative results; and

(e) so far as it has been possible to ascertain no case
of dourine (mal du coit), mal de caderas,
glanders (farcy), epizootic lymphangitis,
ulcerative lymphangitis, influenza, equine
infectious aenaemia, equine encephalomyelitis,
or mange, has occurred in the stables or on the
premises where the horse was kept during the
thirty days prior to the date of exportation.

(4) Notwithstanding subregulation 3(d), the Inspector may
permit the landing in Trinidad and Tobago of any horse shipped from
Great Britain or a Commonwealth Caribbean Territory without the
prescribed certificate; but, if he thinks fit, the animal shall be detained
and dealt with in accordance with regulations 8 and 9.
(5) For the purpose of this regulation, “horses” includes
mares, mules, donkeys and zebras.

Horses.
[26/1967].
Third Schedule.

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13. (1) No cattle, sheep or goats shall be imported into
Trinidad and Tobago except any such animal is imported directly
from one of the countries specified in the Fourth Schedule.
(2) No cattle so imported shall be landed in Trinidad and
Tobago unless there is produced to the Inspector in respect
thereof the prescribed certificate.
(3) The certificate shall state that—
(a) the country from which the cattle were imported

is free from foot and mouth disease;
(b) the cattle are physically sound, in good health,

and free of symptoms of paratuberculosis
(Johne’s disease) and other infectious diseases;

(c) the cattle have passed negative to an intradermal
tuberculin test within ten days prior to the date
of exportation;

(d) the cattle have reacted negatively to the serum-
agglutination test for Brucellosis within thirty
days prior to the date of exportation.

(4) Notwithstanding subregulations (1) to (3), the Chief
Technical Officer may, in his discretion, permit cattle to be
imported for slaughter purposes subject to such conditions and
directions as he may impose in writing.
(5) No sheep so imported shall be landed unless
there is produced to the Inspector in respect thereof the
prescribed certificate.
(6) The certificate shall state that—
(a) the country from which the sheep was exported

is free from foot and mouth disease; and
(b) the sheep is physically sound, in good health and

free from infectious and contagious diseases.
(7) No goat so imported shall be landed unless there is
produced to the Inspector in respect thereof the prescribed certificate.
(8) The certificate shall state that—
(a) the country from which the goat was exported is

free from foot and mouth disease;

Cattle, sheep
and goals.

Fourth
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(b) the goat is physically sound and free from
symptoms of infectious or contagious diseases;

(c) the goat has passed negatively to an intradermal
tuberculin test within ten days prior to the date
of exportation; and

(d) the goat has reacted negatively to the serum-
agglutination test for Brucellosis within thirty
days prior to the date of exportation of the goat.

14. (1) No pig shall be imported into Trinidad and Tobago
except any such pig is imported directly from one of the countries
specified in the Fifth Schedule.
(2) No pig so imported shall be landed in Trinidad and
Tobago unless there is produced to the Inspector in respect
thereof the prescribed certificate.
(3) The certificate shall state—
(a) that the country from which the pig was

exported is free from foot and mouth disease
and from swine fever (hog cholera); or

(b) if the country is not free from foot and mouth
disease and swine fever, that the area from which
the pig originated and through which it was
transported to the port of exportation is free from
foot and mouth disease and swine fever; and

(c) that the pig is free from symptoms of infectious
and contagious diseases.

15. (1) Poultry may be imported into Trinidad and Tobago only—
(a) from one of the countries specified in the Sixth

Schedule; and
(b) in accordance with the terms and conditions of a

permit granted by the Chief Technical Officer.
(2) No poultry shall be landed unless there is delivered
to the Comptroller of Customs and Excise in respect thereof the
prescribed certificate.
(3) The certificate shall state that the poultry are free from
and have not been exposed to Newcastle disease (fowl pest).

Pigs.

Fifth Schedule.

Poultry.
[42/1965].

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16. (1) Notwithstanding regulation 15, pigeons may be
imported into Trinidad and Tobago from Venezuela subject to the
terms and conditions specified in a permit granted by the Chief
Technical Officer.
(2) No such pigeons shall be landed unless there is
delivered to the Comptroller of Customs and Excise in respect
thereof the prescribed certificate.
(3) The certificate shall state that the pigeon is free from
and has not been exposed to Newcastle disease.

17. No monkey shall be imported into Trinidad and Tobago.

18. (1) No fresh carcase, whether frozen or chilled, nor any
cured or pickled or smoked carcase, of any cattle, pig, sheep or goat,
or any portion of any such carcase, shall be imported into Trinidad
and Tobago except the carcase or portion thereof is imported—
(a) directly from any of the countries specified in

the Seventh Schedule, or from any other country
from which the Chief Technical Officer is
satisfied that the importation is unlikely to result
in the introduction or spread of disease in
Trinidad and Tobago; and

(b) in accordance with the terms of a permit granted
by the Chief Technical Officer.

(2) Subregulation (1) does not apply to—
(a) any importation made by or on behalf of the

Government; or
(b) any commercially canned meats, imported in

hermetically sealed metal cans and fully processed
in a manner approved by the Chief Technical
Officer as being satisfactory for ensuring that the
importation is unlikely to result in the introduction
or spread of disease in Trinidad and Tobago, and
accompanied by the official Meat Inspection
Certificate of the country of origin.

Pigeons.
[40/1967].

Monkeys.

Carcases of
cattle, pigs,
sheep and goats.
[174/1955
210/1955
79/1956].

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19. Notwithstanding regulation 18, beef whether frozen or
chilled may be imported into Trinidad and Tobago directly from
any of the countries specified in the Eighth Schedule.

20. (1) No carcase of any poultry or any portion of the
carcase shall be imported into Trinidad and Tobago unless the
carcase or portion thereof is imported—
(a) directly from any of the countries specified in

the Sixth Schedule; and
(b) in accordance with the terms of a permit granted

by the Chief Technical Officer.
(2) Subregulation (1) does not apply to any carcase or
part of a carcase of any poultry which has been fully cooked.
(3) In this regulation, “fully cooked” means cooked
throughout the whole of its substance so as to render it
unnecessary for it to be further cooked before being used for
human consumption.

21. No animal products including hides, skins, horns, hair,
wool, bones, bone meal, meat scrap and tankage shall be
imported into Trinidad and Tobago except in accordance with the
terms of a permit issued by the Chief Technical Officer and
subject to such conditions as he may impose therein.

22. (1) No fodder or litter shall be imported into Trinidad
and Tobago except—
(a) directly from any of the countries specified in

the Ninth Schedule; and
(b) in accordance with the terms of a permit granted

by the Chief Technical Officer.
(2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), no fodder or
litter imported from any country shall be landed in Trinidad and
Tobago unless there is produced to the Inspector in respect
thereof the prescribed certificate.

Beef.
[90/1962].

Eighth
Schedule.

Carcases of
poultry.

Sixth Schedule.

Animal
products.

Fodder and
litter.

Ninth Schedule.

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Dung and dead
carcases.

Used and
second-hand
animal blankets,
saddle cloth,
cloths, felting,
pads, etc.

Used and
second-hand
animal
trappings.

Biological
products.

(3) The certificate shall state that the area from which
the fodder or litter originated and the district through which it
was transported to the port of exportation is free from foot and
mouth disease.

23. (1) No dung (other than the excrements of birds) shall
be imported into Trinidad and Tobago.
(2) Subregulation (1) does not apply to any dung which
is contained in any box or crate in which any animal is lawfully
imported into Trinidad and Tobago.
(3) No carcase of an animal which has died or been
slaughtered on board a vessel or aircraft while in port or during
the voyage shall be landed in Trinidad and Tobago.

24. (1) No used or second-hand animal blanket, saddle
cloth, felting, pad, or other similar article shall be imported into
Trinidad and Tobago.
(2) Subregulation (1) does not apply to any such article
which accompanies and forms part of the clothing or individual
accoutrement of any animal lawfully imported into Trinidad and
Tobago if the article was new at the time of exportation.

25. No used or second-hand harness, saddle, halter, rein,
girth, yoke, rope, chain or other trapping shall be landed in
Trinidad and Tobago unless the trapping shall first be treated to
the satisfaction of the Inspector at the risk of the person to whom
the trapping is consigned before delivery to the consignee.

26. (1) No biological product prepared from animal tissues
intended for use in veterinary medicine shall be imported into
Trinidad and Tobago except in accordance with the terms of a
permit granted by the Chief Technical Officer.

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(2) In this regulation, “biological product” includes any
substance commonly known as hormones, vaccines, sera, toxins,
anti-toxins and antigens intended for use in the practice of
veterinary medicine.

27. No semen of animals for artificial insemination
shall be imported into Trinidad and Tobago except in
accordance with the terms of a permit granted by the Chief
Technical Officer.

28. (1) The fees set out in the Tenth Schedule shall be
payable, by the consignee or importer of an animal in respect of
the matters therein set forth, to the Comptroller of Customs and
Excise, the Inspector or other person, as specified therein, and all
such fees as are not payable to the Inspector shall be paid to the
general revenue of Trinidad and Tobago.
(2) All fees payable under subregulation (1) may be
recovered at the suit of the Chief Technical Officer in any Court
of competent jurisdiction.

29. (1) Any person who contravenes these Regulations,
or any Order, instruction, or condition lawfully made, given,
or imposed by any person under the authority of these
Regulations, is liable on summary conviction to a penalty of
one thousand dollars.
(2) Where any carcase or any thing specified in
regulations 18 to 27 is imported into or landed in Trinidad and
Tobago in contravention of those Regulations, the same may be
seized by the Inspector and, in his discretion, detained, destroyed
or otherwise disposed of as he shall direct.

Semen.

Fees.
[6 of 1993].
Tenth Schedule.

Penalty.

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FIRST SCHEDULE
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE—TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

ANIMAL LANDING PERMIT

No.
This is to Certify that I have this day examined the undermentioned animal(s) and—
(a) Find them/it to be healthy and therefore permit entry into Trinidad and

Tobago.
(b) Find .................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................
and therefore order that they be permitted entry into Trinidad and Tobago

under the following conditions:
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
....................................................................................................................
(c) Find .................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................
.........................................................................................................................
and therefore order that they be prohibited entry into Trinidad and Tobago.

Date ................................................. ............................................................
Inspector
Number and description of animal(s) ................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
Name of Importer ..............................................................................................................................
Whence imported ..............................................................................................................................
Name of Vessel or Aircraft and date of importation ...........................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
Nature of documents accompanying the animal(s) ............................................................................
............................................................................................................................................................
Inspection Fee ...................................................................................................................................

Regulation 7.

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SECOND SCHEDULE
(Repealed by LN 56/2014)

THIRD SCHEDULE
Argentina Martinique
Australia New Zealand
Canada Northern Ireland
Commonwealth Caribbean Territories Puerto Rico
France Republic of Ireland
Germany United States of America
Great Britain

FOURTH SCHEDULE
Anguilla Northern Ireland
Antigua Puerto Rico
Barbados Republic of Ireland
Canada St. Kitts-Nevis
Cuba St. Lucia
Great Britain St. Vincent
Grenada United States of America
Jamaica

FIFTH SCHEDULE
Anguilla Northern Ireland
Antigua Republic of Ireland
Barbados St. Kitts-Nevis
Canada St. Lucia
Great Britain St. Vincent
Grenada United States of America
Jamaica

SIXTH SCHEDULE
Antigua Jamaica
Australia Montserrat
Barbados Netherlands
Belize New Zealand
Canada Northern Ireland
Denmark St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla

Regulation 12.
[215/1999
80/2000
56/2014].

Regulation 13.
[165/1984].

Regulation 14.

Regulations 15
and 20.
[124/1980
172/1987
54/1994
64/2008].

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Dominica St. Lucia
France St. Vincent
Great Britain Sweden
Grenada United Kingdom
Guyana United States of America
Israel

SEVENTH SCHEDULE
Argentina Iceland
Australia Italy
Belgium Japan
Brazil Mexico
Canada Netherlands
Chile New Zealand
Commonwealth Caribbean Territories Nicaragua
Costa Rica Northern Ireland
Croatia Poland
Czech Republic Republic of Ireland
Denmark Romania
Finland San Marino
France Spain
Germany Sweden
Great Britain United Kingdom
Honduras United States of America
Hungary Uruguay

EIGHTH SCHEDULE
Belize Panama
Costa Rica Uruguay
Nicaragua

NINTH SCHEDULE
Australia Republic of Ireland
Canada United States of America
Great Britain

Regulation 18.
[253/1988
251/2000
64/2008].

Regulation 19.
[48/1988.
234/1997].

Regulation 22.
[253/1988].

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TENTH SCHEDULE
1. Inspection Fees (payable to the Comptroller of Customs and Excise):
(a) For every horse or mare … … $20.00
(b) For every donkey, cattle or mule … $10.00
(c) For every goat, pig or sheep … $5.00 per animal or
$50.00 per consignment,

whichever is the lesser;
(d) For every dog, cat or other animal

other than those provided for in
paragraphs (a) to (c) … …

2. Overtime Fees (payable to the Inspector):
(a) On Mondays to Fridays—
(i) between 4.00 p.m. and

10.00 p.m. … …

(ii) between 10.00 p.m. and
8.00 a.m. … …

(b) On Saturdays, Sundays and Public
Holidays … … …

3. Import Permit Fees (payable to the Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry to which agriculture has been assigned):

(a) Live animals … … …
(b) Carcases and animal products

imported under regulations 18, 20
and 21 for commercial use …

$10.00.

$600.00 per
consignment;

$900.00 per
consignment;

$900.00 per
consignment.

$10.00

$10.00.

Regulation 28.
[51/1980
6 of 1993
205/2013].

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IMPORTATION OF POULTRY AND NON-POULTRY
PRODUCTS PERMIT NOTICE

made under section 16

IN ACCORDANCE with the Animals (Diseases and Importation)
Act, persons entering Trinidad and Tobago are permitted to bring
in animal products manufactured in the following countries:
(a) Poultry Products
Great Britain
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Australia
United States of America
Canada
Caricom Countries

(b) Non-Poultry Products
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Australia
United States of America
Canada
New Zealand
Caricom Countries except Guyana and Belize.
The quantities imported must be in accordance with the

Imports and Exports Control Regulations, 1941, General Import
Licence No. 10 of 1981 and its Amendment, No. 4 of 1984 issued

233/1986.

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SCHEDULE

02.021 Dead Poultry: of chicken—fresh,
frozen, chilled: (Whole birds)

Dead Poultry: of chicken or other types
of birds, fresh, frozen, chilled, cut
parts

Sausages of bovine or pork meats or
admixtures of such meats or meat
offals put up in retail packages, quick
frozen

Sausages of bovine or pork meats or
admixtures of such meats or meat
offals, canned

Sausages of bovine or pork meats or
admixtures of such meats or meat
offals dried, cured or otherwise
preserved

Soups in cans up to 474 grammes …
Soups in solid or powdered form in
packets up to 228 grammes

Hams, dried, cured, frozen or in airtight
containers

Five (5) whole birds

Customs
Tariff
Heading
Number

Description of Goods Quantity Allowable shallnot be in excess of

All persons are requested to adhere to these quantities to avoid
any inconvenience.
On arrival at the Port of Entry, adequate evidence of the

Country of manufacture of the products must be presented to the
Animal/Plant Quarantine Officer before entry can be allowed.
A permit from the Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry

of Agriculture, Lands and Food Production will not be required.

A total of five (5) kilos nett of
any type, or a combination of
all types

A total of twelve (12) packages
or not more than 475
grammes nett each package

A total of twelve (12) cans of
not more than 475 grammes
nett each can

A total of five (5) kilos nett

A total of twelve (12) cans
A total of twenty (20) packets

A total of two (2) only

02.02.1

16.01

16.01

16.01

21.05
21.05

16.02

by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
These quantities are as follows:

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POULTRY (APPLICATION OF ACT) ORDER

made under section 25

1. This Order may be cited as the Poultry (Application of
Act) Order and shall come into operation on 15th March 1955.

2. The Act shall apply to poultry.

16/1955.

Citation and
commencement.

Application.

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