Amendment Of The Bluetongue Control Regulation 2013

Original Language Title: Änderung der Bluetongue-Bekämpfungsverordnung 2013

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362. Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Health, with which the Bluetongue Control Ordinance 2013 will be amended

Pursuant to § § 1 (6), 2c, 12, 23 (2) and 25a (3) of the Animal Health Law (TSG), RGBl. No 177/1909, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I No 80/2013, shall be arranged:

The Bluetongue Control Ordinance, BGBl. II No 287/2013, as last amended by BGBl. II No 87/2015, shall be amended as follows:

1. § 3 (1) Z 5 and 6 reads as follows:

" 5.

in-depth clinical examination of all animals of the stock and the taking of samples of dead animals, or of suburban material, for the carrying out of laboratory diagnostic tests;


Sampling of blood samples (according to the Bluetongue contingency plan) of a statistically significant number of animals of the stock for the purpose of carrying out laboratory diagnostic tests for the respective circulating serotype/s. It is important to test those animals in which the probability of obtaining virus circulation is highest (suspicionial examination). "

2. § 4 (4) deleted.

3. Section 4 (6) is deleted.

4. § 6 reads:

" § 6. Operating locks according to § 4 shall be lifted by the authority as soon as the zones are set up in accordance with § 7 and:


all investigations to be carried out in accordance with Section 4 are completed;


there are no animals with clinical symptoms in the herd,


if necessary, were ordered in accordance with Section 4 (5); and


the keeper/keeper has been shown to have been informed by the official veterinarian of the clinical signs of bluetongue as well as of the restrictions on movement of animals.

In the same way, company locks should be lifted if there are no longer any susceptible animals in the holding (ends, exceptions to the movement ban in accordance with § 4 (2)). "

5. Annex A reads:

" Annex A

Protection zones

In Burgenland all the districts.

In Lower Austria the districts of Neunkirchen, Wr. Neustadt-Stadt, Wr. Neustadt-Land, Baden, Mödling, Bruck an der Leitha, Wien-surroundings, Gänserndorf, Mistelbach, Korneuburg, Hollabrunn, Tulln, Lilienfeld, St. Pölten-Stadt and St. Pölten-Land.

In Styria The districts of Leoben, Bruck-Mürzzuschlag, Graz-Stadt, Graz-surroundings, Voitsberg, Deutschlandsberg, Leibnitz, Hartberg-Fürstenfeld, Weiz and Southeast Styria.

In Vienna all districts. "