Medical Police Animal Fever Aftosa (Patagonica Region) - Full Text Of The Norm

Original Language Title: POLICIA SANITARIA ANIMAL FIEBRE AFTOSA (REGION PATAGONICA) - Texto completo de la norma

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Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock SANIDAD ANIMAL DECRETO No. 2.899 Please update the regulations to ensure the compensation of afty fever in the region called Patagonia.

Bs. As., 21/12/70

VISTO the present file number 151.304/70 in which the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock advises the updating of the regulations issued to ensure the compensation of afty fever in the region known as Patagonia, including the National Land of Fire, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, and


The control of the traffic of animals that come from the area of the country located to the north of the Barrancas and Colorado rivers and are destined to the south zone of the mentioned limit.

That in order to declare in the shortest possible period free of afty fever to the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, the sanitary demands for the movement of receptive goods to aftous fever must be extreme in the territory of the same.

It should be prohibited in the area south of the Barrancas and Colorado rivers to introduce animals from remate-ferias, such as the use, possession and marketing of vaccines and anti-afty serums of any kind and origin.

That the above-mentioned measures are authorized in article 9 of Act No. 3959 of the Animal Health Police, and articles 5 to 9 of Decree-Law No. 5153 of 4 March 1945, ratified by Act No. 12.979 and amended by Act No. 15.021 and Decree-Law No. 6134 of 25 July 1963 (Act No. 16,478).

It is up to the Sanitary Struggles Service under the National Animal Health Service of the Ministry of State of Agriculture and would be able to adopt them in accordance with the powers expressly conferred upon it in article 18 of the decree-Law 6134/1963 (Law No. 16.478).

For this reason, attentive to the dictated at fs. 18 and the proposed by the Secretary of State of Agriculture and Livestock,



Article 1 The Patagonian territory located south of the Barrancas and Colorado rivers will be considered for the purposes of the implementation of the sanitary measures of prevention against afty fever and other diseases referred to in this decree, as a single region including the National Territory of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands. Art. 2o The entry into this region of bovine, sheep, pigs and goats and other species receptive to aftous fever determined by the Service of Sanitary Struggles, under the National Service of Animal Health of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, may only have as its destination the immediate purpose, reproduction, grazing or exposure of breeders and must have previously been met with the following requirements:

(a) There will be establishments where the sixty (60) days prior to the date of extraction have remained and where, during that period, other animals have not been admitted to afty fever or have recorded cases of the disease in such establishments or in the linings.

(b) Bovines, sheep, pigs and goats should be vaccinated against afty fever in accordance with the regulations in force and set against the disease in advance not less than five (5) days of the date of shipment to the Patagonian region when more than thirty (30) days of the last vaccination have passed.

Those who have not been vaccinated or have been vaccinated outside the statutory time limit shall be vaccinated and repaid within thirty (30) days prior to the shipment and not less than five (5) days in advance. In the latter case, the period between vaccination and rebalancing will not be less than twenty (20) days.

(c) Animals who enter for immediate work, grazing or reproduction shall be previously identified in the form established by the Healthy Fights Service.

(d) The transfer of animals shall be carried out directly, regardless of the means of transport used, from the establishment of origin to the destination.

(e) The means of transport used must be washed and disinfected previously to the animal's clot.

(f) The transfer of cattle per tense will only be permitted in cases and places where there is no possibility of using another means in accordance with the standards established by the Healthy Fights Service.

(g) Animals for immediate use may be referred to establishments authorized in the national order and to those with provincial or municipal veterinary inspection, provided that they ensure their capacity for work, and type of annexed facilities, direct access, correct isolation and sacrifice within 24 hours of arrival. These establishments should have facilities that allow for cooking at temperatures above 100oC or incinerating oven for the sterilization or destruction of the dispossessions, with sanitary works so that the waters served pass through a process of sterilization (chlorinated) and with the authorization of the Directorate of Carn Inspection of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

The animals will not be given another destination that is not faenamiento for human consumption, establishing the identification and date of faenamiento of the slaughtered animals, to the back of the Patagonia certificate, granted by the veterinary inspection.

(h) Bovine breeds of more than eight (8) months of age and porcines, ovines and goats of more than four (4) months shall be subject in the establishments of origin to the revealing tests of brucellosis and other diseases that in the future establish the Healthy Fights Service, whether they enter for reproduction, exhibitions or grazing.

The ovine, goat and porcine producers must give absolutely negative results and for the females of the bovine species vaccinated under official control will govern the interpretation of the results of the revealing tests of brucellosis according to the regulations in force.

Art. 3o Fulfilled with the requirements set out in Article 2 of the Convention, animals shall be reinspected upon entering this region in the places to be determined by the Sanitary Fighting Service.

When health-care reasons in the opinion of the competent technical agencies so justify, the animals may be inspected again in the destination establishment, where they will remain isolated from the rest of the other animals, in appropriate facilities, for a period of fifteen (15) days, not being able to be removed from the same before the sixty (60) days of their entry.

Art. 4o ∙ Any movement of animals susceptible to afty fever within the Patagonian zone shall be carried out with the respective health certificate extended by the competent authority and in accordance with the regulations of the Sanitary Fights Service. Art. 5o The use or possession of anti-afty vaccines and serums, their introduction and marketing, except in cases expressly authorized by the competent technical agencies and under strict official control, is prohibited in the region referred to in Article 1. Other vaccines or biological products may not be used in the preparation of which raw materials are used from animals receptive to afty fever, without prior proper process of destruction of the virus. Vaccines used against the contagious ectima of ovines should be prepared with raw materials from this region by adopting the relevant precautions to ensure their compensation for afty fever. Art. 6th In the event of afty fever in the Patagonian region, the Sanitary Struggles Service is empowered to adopt all relevant sanitary precautions including the destruction of objects and animal sacrifice. Art. 7o Animals not susceptible to afty fever may enter this region when they meet the requirements of Article 2 (a). Art. 8o Authorize the introduction of chilled and/or frozen meats, foods and by-products from slaughter and processing establishments authorized in the national order, protected by the corresponding certification. Any other animal product that is susceptible to being the carrier of the afty fever virus should be subjected to a process that ensures the inactivation of it.

Authorize the introduction of forages (grains, concentrated foods and by-products of grinding) for animal feeding, in first-use containers, with the exception of fresh pasture or henified.

The bed straw that accompanies the animals must be destroyed by fire at the place of entry to the area or landing port.

Art. 9th The re-entry of breeding animals that would have come to exhibitions or livestock samples outside the Patagonian region will be expressly authorized upon compliance with the following requirements:

(a) Official veterinary certification for livestock exposure and absence of afty fever.

(b) Fever coverage not less than five (5) days before the shipment when it comes from compulsory vaccination zone and more than thirty (30) days have elapsed since the last vaccination.

(c) Compliance with the health requirements set out in Article 2 (h) and Article 3rd.

In the event of afty fever in the animals of the exhibition, without prejudice to the sanitary measures taken with them, in order to enter them into the Patagonian region, the provisions of articles 2 and 3 of this decree must be fulfilled.

Art. 10. ! Please refer to the Health Fight Service under the National Animal Health Service of the Ministry of State of Agriculture and Livestock to modify, when health reasons so advise, the external and/or internal limits of the region specified in Article 1 to prohibit the entry to the same of animals, products or things that may be vehicles of contagion or condition such entry to the fulfillment of new sanitary orders, to issue regulations for the present traffic. Art. 11. ! Offences to the provisions of this decree shall be punished in accordance with articles 19 and 20 of Decree-Law No. 6.134 of 25 July 1963 (Act No. 16.478). Art. 12. ! Default of Decree No. 2.939 of 6 June 1969. Art. 13. ! Communicate, publish, give to the National Directorate of the Official Register and return to the State Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock for its purposes.


Aldo Ferrer. Walter F. Kungler.