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Monitoring Programs Regulation 2015

Original Language Title: Überwachungsprogramme-Verordnung 2015

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311. Regulation of the Federal Minister for Health on monitoring programmes with regard to selected pathogens and indicator bacteria in cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, as well as their resistance to antibiotics (Monitoring programmes-Regulation 2015)

On the basis of § 2 (1) (1) (1) and (2) and (3) of the Animal Health Act (TGG), BGBl. I n ° 133/1999, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 80/2013, will be arranged in agreement with the Federal Minister for Finance and the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management:

Monitoring programs

§ 1. (1) In the case of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, sample plans drawn up annually by the Federal Minister for Health, taking into account the requirements of the European Union and the epidemiological conditions, shall be: on the presence of the Annex , and to carry out antimicrobial resistance tests mentioned above.

(2) The conduct of the investigations carried out in accordance with the sampling plans referred to in paragraph 1 shall be the responsibility of the respective Land governor.

(3) Where Epidemiological Evidence,


on the transfer of the new human A/H1N1 virus to Austrian pig populations, or


on the infection of humans with the new human A/H1N1 virus by pigs from Austrian stocks

is available from the respective regional governor, sample studies on A/H1N1 in Austrian pig holdings, according to the sample plan drawn up by the Federal Minister of Health. The tests prescribed shall, if possible, be carried out in conjunction with other official veterinarian studies which are already carried out in the Austrian pig population.


§ 2. The sampling shall be carried out by veterinary surgeons or by official veterinarians according to § 2 para. 6 TGG. The provincial governor may also be responsible for taking samples in cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, if required by the official veterinarians according to § 24 (3) and (4) of the German Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act (BGBl). I n ° 13/2006, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 67/2014, or for sampling in poultry according to § 3 of the poultry hygiene regulations 2007, BGBl. II No 100/2007, as last amended by the BGBl Regulation. II No 219/2013.

Carrying out the laboratory tests

§ 3. The tests of the samples are carried out in a laboratory designated by the Federal Minister of Health in the programme, with the methods specified there, the specific EU legislative texts and/or the specific EU legislation. that correspond to the state of science.

Relationship to other provisions

§ 4. (1) The provisions of the 2007 Poultry Hygiene Regulations shall not apply with regard to the investigations regulated by this Regulation. The simultaneous carrying out of samples taken pursuant to the provisions of the 2007 poultry hygiene regulations and on the basis of the sample plans drawn up pursuant to Article 1 (2) of this Regulation shall be permitted.

(2) If swine fever or suspected swine fever is detected, the Regulation on the protection and eradication measures for the control of classical swine fever in domestic swine fever (Swinepest Regulation 2003), BGBl. II No 199/2003.


§ 5. The costs for the implementation of the examination programs as well as for the antibiotic resistance tests are to be borne by the federal government pursuant to § 7 sec. 2 TGG.

Final provisions

§ 6. (1) This Regulation shall enter into force at the end of the day of its presentation in the Federal Law Gazans.

(2) With the entry into force of this Regulation, the monitoring programmes-Regulation 2010, BGBl. II No 102/2010, as last amended by BGBl. II No 152/2011, except for force.

(3) This Regulation implements the following provisions of European Union law in Austrian law:


Directive 2003 /99/EC on the monitoring of zoonoses and zoonotic agents, amending Council Decision 90 /424/EC and repealing Directive 92 /117/EEC, OJ L 327, 30.11.2003, p. No. OJ No L 325, 12.12.2003, p. 31;


Commission Implementing Decision 2013 /652/EU on the monitoring and reporting of antibiotic resistance in zoonotic and commensurate bacteria, OJ L 327, 28.2.2013, p. No. OJ L 303, 14.11.2013, p. 26.



pursuant to § 1

List of pathogens to be taken into account in the annual sampling plan

Selected pathogens according to § 1 para. 1:






Classical swine fever


Verotoxinating Escherichia coli (VTEC)


Indicator bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium and E. coli)


Extended-Spectrum-Betalaktamase-(ESBL)-forming E. coli


AmpC-forming E. coli


Carbapenemase-forming E. coli