Poultry Hygiene Regulation 2007

Original Language Title: Geflügelhygieneverordnung 2007

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100th regulation of the Federal Minister for health, family and youth about health and hygiene measures in poultry farms (poultry hygiene regulation 2007)

On the basis of § 2 para 1 to 3 of the animal health law (TGG), Federal Law Gazette I no 133/1999, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 142/2003 and the Federal Act Federal Law Gazette I no. is 6/2007, in consultation with the Federal Minister of finance, and directed the Federal Ministry of agriculture and forestry, environment and water management:



"Table of contents


1 main piece - General provisions sections 1 to 6 piece 2 major - general hygiene and control regulations for firms §§ 7 to 14 3 main piece - special provisions for parent animal establishments and farms for breeding poultry sections 15 to 28 operational functioning and hygiene sections 15 to 18 - 1 section section 2 - examination provisions for breeding poultry articles 19 to 27 section 3 - official killing regulations § 28 4 main piece - special provisions for hatcheries and Chick - , Poultry and hatchling stages §§ 29-34 5th main piece - special provisions for poultry fattening farms sections 35 to 38 6 main piece - special provisions for laying hen holdings sections 39 to 43 1 section - occupational functioning and hygiene sections 39 to 40 section 2 - examination provisions for laying hen holdings sections 41 to 43 7 main piece - special conditions for trade with other Member States of the European economic area (EEA) sections 44 to 62 8 main piece - final provisions articles 63 to 65 1 main piece

General provisions and scope



§ 1 (1) this Regulation applies to the following companies:



1 poultry parents farms (breeding and propagation operations), 2. hatchery, 3 chicks and poultry hatchling stages, 4 farms for breeding poultry, 5 farms for pullets, 6 laying hen holdings and 7 poultry farms.

(2) this Regulation shall not apply to



1. the keeping of poultry, which meat and eggs solely for private domestic use of the keeper is used;

2. the keeping of herds under 350 animals, where only the direct supply of meat and eggs in small quantities by the producer to the final consumer or to local retail establishments that make these products directly to the final consumer, is done;

3. establishments which serve exclusively to the breeding and keeping of ornamental poultry.

(3) food provisions, provisions on the ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection, as well as provisions of the Veterinärbehördlichen imports and internal market regulation 2001 (EBVO 2001), Federal Law Gazette II No. 355/2001, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 129/2006, and the animal diseases Act (TSG), RGBl. No. 177/1909, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 136/2006, remain unaffected. When finding an animal disease notifiable to the TSG or thereon regulation or suspected the existence of such a disease is to proceed according to the provisions of the TSG.

(4) inspections and controls in the frame of voluntary health programmes, which are carried out by associations for quality assurance, can be recognized by the Federal Minister for health, family and youth as inspections and controls within the meaning of this regulation. The recognition has for the respective inspections and controls of a particular program by proclamation in the "official veterinary news" to be carried out.

Definitions



§ 2. Within the meaning of this regulation means:



1. official sampling: sampling, which must be made under this regulation by an official veterinarian;

2. official veterinarian: a veterinarian or by the Governor pursuant to § 2 para 6 veterinarian appointed TGG to the implementation of measures under this regulation;

3. care veterinarian: a drawn up in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 of the farmer, standing under the supervision of the district administrative authority freelance veterinarian who performs in this regulation sampling provided for and health checks, unless it is official sampling or health checks;

4. operation: care in terms of separate unit or facility on the same site, which includes one or more of the following areas of activity (operating modes or production units): a) poultry parents animal mode: operating the keeps poultry for the production of hatching eggs;

(b) hatchery: an establishment, insert and slip the incubation of hatching eggs, and includes the supply of self-incubated-day-old chicks;

c) chick - and poultry hatchling testifying: Operation, which will not even bred chicks or young animals in transport;

d) breeding poultry-rearing establishment: An establishment which in the keeping and care of breeding poultry is respectively breeding maturity up to the planters;

e) pullet-rearing establishment: An establishment which in the keeping and care of young hens lingers in the rears;

(f) laying hen operation:, where laying hens for the purpose of consumer egg production are kept;

(g) poultry fattening establishment: an establishment where poultry for the purpose of meat production is kept, as well as a company that keeps poultry for egg production, if the animals are determined at the end of the Legenutzung to the slaughter;

5. breeding wastes: wastes from hatcheries, which are incurred during the breeding and hatching skis eggs, Steckenbleiber, eggshells, breeding dust, fluff and dead chicks;

6 hatching eggs: Eggs of birds defined under no. 9, destined for the incubation;

7: Disinfection to the destruction or inactivation of pathogens of zoonoses and poultry diseases;

8 day-old chicks (chicks): all poultry in less than 72 hours old, not yet fed; Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) or intersections thereof but even if already fed.

9 poultry: Chickens, turkeys (turkeys), Guinea fowl, ducks, geese, pigeons, quails, partridges, pheasants and ratites (flat chest ratites or rodent), which are reared or kept for breeding and reproduction, the production of meat or eggs for consumption or for restocking supplies of wild captive

10. flock: a number of animals with nearly equivalent health status, that are kept in a common area of stable or spout and make a single epidemiological unit, by they have common air space, common feeding and drinkers and other common care facilities;

11 poultry: poultry in an age of 72 hours or more, which is reared or kept for the production of meat and/or eggs for consumption or restocking supplies of wildlife in captivity;

12 sampling and health checks: the measures provided for in this regulation to the ongoing health monitoring;

13 quarantine station: device in which the poultry without direct or indirect contact with other poultry in most complete isolation is held, so that an observation (including investigations) prescribed under the animal diseases Act relating to notifiable animal diseases can be carried;

14th slaughter poultry: poultry, which is, spent on a direct route at a slaughterhouse there as soon as possible, at the latest however - if no animal welfare provisions preclude the - 72 hours after arrival, to be slaughtered

15. veterinary checks (check-ups): control of the operation by the official veterinarian to monitor the Gesundheitskontrollprogrammes prescribed by this regulation and other provisions of this regulation;

16 ornamental poultry: poultry, whose Produkte not for human consumption

17. breeding poultry: poultry in an age of 72 hours or more, which is intended for the production of hatching eggs;

18 approved laboratory: a laboratory accredited for the analysis prescribed in this regulation.

Operation and care vet



§ 3 (1) the holder has a veterinarian for sampling and health checks under this regulation to be used (care veterinarian). The farmer has been known to give the name and the professional seat this care veterinarian of the district administrative authority. The veterinarian must be appointed for its activities in accordance with this regulation by the district administrative authority decision. This official assignment is to be carried, if there are no objections pursuant to paragraph 2 or 3. Notification of the owner of the business can be ordered also Deputy care veterinarian with notice. The care veterinarian is the district administrative authority with regard to its tasks under this regulation under supervision.

(2) the assignment of the veterinarian referred to in paragraph 1 shall be revoked by the district administrative authority if



1. the care veterinarian on the exercise of this activity dispensed with or care veterinarian is 2 permanently unable to fulfil the obligations incumbent on him pursuant to this regulation or the care veterinarian because of transgression of food or veterinary regulations more often than twice punished or 4. intentionally or grossly negligently more often than twice in the last 3 five years not on written instructions on the implementation of the research , Reporting obligations and controls has kept and therefore twice in writing has been reprimanded or 5.

Business owners, while stating of an other appropriate veterinarian so requests.

(3) the district administrative authority has communicated the designation referred to in paragraph 1 and the withdrawal referred to in paragraph 2 to the farmer. This has to involve a different care veterinarian Z 1 to 4 in the case of cancellation referred to in paragraph 2 and to comply with the provisions of paragraph 1 this connection.

(4) orders on the basis of § 3 para 1 of poultry hygiene regulation, 1998, Federal Law Gazette II No. 188/1998, or § 3 para 1 of the poultry hygiene regulation 2000, Federal Law Gazette II No. 243/2000, considered to be assignments within the meaning of this regulation.

(5) so far, sampling must be carried out by the farmer, this has to happen; according to the instructions by the veterinarian care the provisions of sections 12 and 24 of the veterinary Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 16/1975, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 135/2006, remain unaffected.

(6) in the course of the reports referred to in paragraph 1, the enterprises of the district administrative authority are to register if not already done so under other provisions.

Sampling and sample analysis



The samples are § 4 (1) to allow, if it is not research study in an approved laboratory, performed by a quick test on the spot. If it is official sampling or salmonella samples, the samples in an approved laboratory in accordance with Appendix A are to be examined. The tests prescribed in this regulation are to handle Austria via the database of the poultry health service.

(2) the sampling and the analysis of samples has according to the procedures laid down in Annex B to be carried out.

Check-up examinations and records



§ 5 (1) the holder has any necessary assistance in carrying out the veterinary checks (check-ups) and other regulatory measures to grant.

(2) the business owner and the care veterinarian have to record the checks performed each of them and their results within 24 hours in writing or by means of automation-supported data processing. The authorized veterinarian has the records written by him as soon as possible to pass the farmer. This Protocol is by the farmer for at least three years to be kept and to produce upon request the authority to review or print automation-supported data processing.

Costs of investigation



Section 6 (1) the holder has provided carried out by him or by the authorised veterinarian of to be sampling and controls (including associated laboratory tests) at his own expense, or to perform under this regulation.

(2) the fees for official sampling and analysis, as well as for veterinary controls (controls) in establishments referred to in article 1, paragraph 1 are



1. until 31 December 2007 to bottom of the according to § 47 of the meat Investigation Act pursuant to section 6 para 2 poultry hygiene regulation 2000 fixed tariff, 2 as of January 1, 2008, if they were not part of the ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection are made payable Z of tariff set 2 TGG, by the farmer on the basis of one by the Governor pursuant to § 7 para 3.

(3) reimbursement of costs and funding by third parties remain unaffected.

2. MAIN PIECE

General hygiene rules for businesses



Only water, § 7 (1) in establishments referred to in article 1, paragraph 1 may the II meets the requirements of the drinking water Ordinance, BGBl. No. 304/2001, are used.

(2) in establishments referred to in article 1, paragraph 1 Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 is allowed only feed, in which appropriate measures for the prevention of contamination with salmonella or to kill any existing salmonella have been applied. Insofar as not already on the basis of the feed regulations of the manufacturer samples from each production batch for a specific period of time must be kept and this to-retaining production batch by appropriate recording of the owner of the business can be determined does not at any time, so a sample in a quantity of one kilogram is to any delivery of food can be found, with appropriate information on the type, quantity, origin, delivery date and batch number sleeves and closed up to slaughter (at the latest however six months long) of animals that fed on suitably to keep safe. These samples are free of charge on request from the authority as to provide study material for investigations under section 26 available.

(3) equipment, buildings, facilities and equipment must be in a good state of preservation, so that is to be responsible for the compliance with good conditions of hygiene and cleaning and disinfection operations are easily carried out. You are to wait and to maintain.

(4) location, arrangement and mode of production equipment, equipment and objects must be suitable for the type of production and allow the prevention of introduction and spread of diseases.

(5) in the farm buildings, provision for it is to meet that ingress is kept aside as possible by insects, birds, rodents, and other animal pests through appropriate arrangements and measures. Windows, doors, as well as facilities for lighting and install air conditioning must be appropriately functional design. Building shelters have to be fixed; Exterior walls must be freely accessible, vegetation is suitable measures prevent. Other pets must be kept away from the premises.

(6) be operated at a site several production units or several herds kept, is to ensure a clear separation between the individual functional areas or stable spaces.

(7) the companies may hold only such poultry which shall be subject to the provisions of this regulation. The attitude of such poultry has to be done anyway, clearly separated from ornamental poultry and other birds.

Special hygiene requirements for establishments



Section 8 (1) of the business owner has to set cooperation with the care veterinarian hygiene requirements for the production and has been proven to bring the operating personnel.

(2) the entering of stall spaces and hatcheries is allowed only with specifically for the respective area to deploy excess clothing (including headgear) and to continue providing footwear for that purpose provided input. Several suitable footwear is to disinfect before entering and after leaving the rooms. For this purpose, a disinfection ability to set is at the entrance. Repeatedly usable excess clothing is regularly to clean and disinfect.

(3) the farmer must ensure that workplace persons enter establishments in accordance with § 1 para 1 only with his consent and accompany or accompanied by a members appointed by him, and in compliance with all hygiene requirements. Persons who may do so through statutory order, have, as long as possible and not is a danger in delay before entering to put the holder thereof having regard to and comply with the hygiene requirements.

Cleaning and disinfection



§ 9 (1) fortified entrances, stall spaces and their outlets and access, as well as their facilities and devices are to undergo after each removal of poultry of a thorough cleaning. The cleaning has to include the following:



1. the removal of the feces, litter, food debris and other waste as well as a thorough dry cleaning and 2 to include wet cleaning.

After cleaning, disinfection is carried out.

(2) after the removal of poultry on the basis of measures within the meaning of § 27, the procedures for cleaning and disinfection of the official veterinarian in the required scope are set. The success of the disinfection is to control bacteriological tests before restocking. For this purpose, 60 samples of stall floor and walls, feed, can be found potions - and other critical points of the stables and stable climate facilities according to instructions of the official veterinarian. The samples must be United for the investigation of an aggregate sample.

(3) on free, unstable surfaces (spouts) feces are after any removal of poultry, to remove food debris and other waste as thoroughly as possible. The reduction of contamination with undesirable germs, appropriate measures of pasture care and pasture technology regularly perform are by the farmer.

(4) for bedding removed from the stall spaces and surfaces, excrement and other waste must be so, that a return transmission of pathogens on stall spaces, facilities, and surfaces is excluded as far as possible.

(5) stall spaces and surfaces can be occupied until at the earliest but seven days after from stabling the last herd, once again after completion of the cleaning and disinfection in accordance with paragraph 1, with poultry. This period is for measures within the meaning of § 27 (diagnosis of salmonella infection) 14 days.


(6) breeding wastes, impious poultry, not enjoy grade poultry, offal and animals affected by regulatory measures within the meaning of this regulation and hatching eggs are no. 141/2003 I in accordance with the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 and the animal materials Act (TMG), Federal Law Gazette, to hold and to eliminate.

Preventive vaccination against salmonella



§ 10 (1) protective vaccination against salmonella allowed in accordance with § 12 of the TSG and the conditions of Regulation (EC) No 1177/2006 of 1 August 2006 on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No. 2160/2003 as regards the provisions on the use of specific control methods in the framework of the national programmes for the control of salmonella in poultry (OJ No. L 212 of August 2, 2006, p. 3) be performed.

(2) farming farm for breeding hens and pullets have to vaccinate all animals against salmonella enteritidis. The vaccination must be carried out according to the manufacturer's specifications and has to be done at the expense of the owner of the animal. Promotions by third parties are allowed.

(3) laying hen holdings and parent animal establishments may stall a vaccinated young hens only according to the criteria referred to in paragraph 2. The records of all carried out vaccinations have to pullet accompany and are aufzuwahren by the laying hen holder at least three years. You are to present the competent authority and their control bodies upon request.

(4) the district administrative authority may approve exceptions from the mandatory vaccination on reasoned request with notice if the animals for export are determined.

Use of antimicrobial agents



Antimicrobial veterinary medicinal may 11 (1) from in force the respective Austrian programmes under Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003/EC of the 17 November 2003 on the control of salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents (OJ No. L 325 of December 12, 2003, p. 1) not combating salmonella in poultry used to be.

(2) exemptions from paragraph 1 may by the competent district administrative authority after determination by the official veterinarian in the article 2 paragraph 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1177/2006/EC be granted cases mentioned.

(3) the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 do not apply for feed additives in accordance with article 3 of Regulation (EC) no 1831/2003 of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (OJ No. L 268 of October 18, 2003, p. 29).

Hygiene during transport



12. (1) hatching eggs, day-old chicks, juveniles and other live poultry may be transported at either only in disposable containers or repeatedly usable containers, which are easy to clean and disinfect. The multiple uses of containers from wood or highly absorbent material is prohibited.

(2) disposable containers are harmless to eliminate immediately after use.

(3) several times applicable containers are thoroughly clean and disinfect immediately after each use and before they are recycled in appropriate equipment or premises.

(4) vehicles are to clean thoroughly after each transport of live poultry. Floor and inner walls of the charging structures and facilities are also to be disinfected.

(5) the transport of live poultry to the holding of destination has to be carried out as soon as possible. During transport, it is sure that prevents the leakage of feces and the loss is kept as low as possible by springs and bedding and that there is no contact with others, not to the same broadcast related birds is possible (with the exception of poultry of same type and category, which fulfils the conditions of this regulation and is in the same State of health).

(6) other veterinary and animal health rules and regulations on animal transport shall remain unaffected.

Reporting suspicion of disease



Section 13 (1) of the business owner has to immediately report signs of suspicion of the presence of an infectious disease or the presence of zoonotic agents the care veterinarian. This one has the suspicion to be clarified. Upon confirmation of the same, the farmer and the care veterinarian have immediately reported to the district administrative authority. Obligations under the animal diseases Act remain unaffected.

(2) in accordance with paragraph 1 suspected anyway, then, if within the first three weeks of life more than five percent of the animals become ill or die.

Official controls



Companies that are subject to this regulation are section 14 (1) by the official veterinarian regularly looking for by the Governor according to veterinary and hygienic requirements to control to create plan. The control has to include at least the following:



1. the adherence of the carried out in Gesundheitskontrollprogrammes required by this regulation and 2. one of the official veterinarian without notice investigation the State of health of all herds of each operation as well as the condition and fitness of the buildings, premises, facilities and equipment for the respective production in compliance with the other conditions of hygiene (regular veterinary inspection); Samples for laboratory tests may be found in this connection.

(2) the frequency of control referred to in paragraph 1 is under consideration by type and size of the business to measure; It is also on the number and severity of deficiencies caution to take were noted during previous inspections. Establishments referred to in the main piece of 8 checks are carried out at least annually. At the other plants, the distance between the controls must be not greater than three years.

3. MAIN PIECE

Special provisions for poultry parent animal establishments and farms for breeding poultry

1 section

Operational functioning and hygiene

Stabling



Farms and poultry - parent may stall a section 15 (1) only animals, which come from flocks in which Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella enteritidis, salmonella gallinarum pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow and salmonella hadar and in turkeys arizonae also salmonella was not detected. This is to prove that are prescribed in accordance with article 18 for herds to the hatching production by passing copies of certificates.

(2) the animals from other States involved, they have to comply with the terms and conditions of the Veterinärbehördlichen import and internal market regulation (EBVO 2001) in 2001.

Record-keeping obligations



Poultry parent animal establishments and farms for breeding poultry have section 16 (1) for each flock a flock stock sheet containing the following minimum information to:



1. number of animals make up, 2. origin of animals, 3. stabling date, 4. origin used feed, 5 performance data (such as weight gain, feed efficiency and water consumption), as well as, where appropriate, deviations from the breed average, as far as they exceed the ordinary scale, 6 losses and disposals; as far as they exceed the usual extent, causes to specify 7 dates of occurrence and possible diseases, 8 results of diagnostic investigations, 9 carried out vaccinations and treatments are (kind, drugs, date of administration and any waiting time within the meaning of § 4 para 5 and 6 animal medicines Control Act (TAKG), BGBl. I no 28/2002, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 153/2005), and 10 type , Application period and waiting times according to the feed regulations on administration of animal feed additives and 11 determination operations of hatching eggs or young poultry.

(2) the records referred to in paragraph 1, as well as a copy of the testimonies presented in accordance with § 15 are kept for at least three years, and to submit at the request of the authority for inspection. The provisions of the TAKG (recording obligation by the veterinarian) and residue control regulation, Federal Law Gazette II No. 110/2006 as amended shall remain unaffected.

Hatching eggs



Hatching eggs are § 17 (1) to collect several times per day and to undergo a disinfection immediately after collection. Dirty eggs must not be used as hatching eggs and must be stored separately from hatching eggs.

(2) hatching eggs may be placed only, if they or their packaging are so marked, that the parent animal operation can be determined at any time. In particular apply the provisions of the Ordinance of the Federal Minister for agriculture and forestry on production and marketing of eggs for hatching and chicks of domestic poultry, BGBl. No. 580/1995.

(3) hatching eggs may be placed only on hatcheries, if they come from flocks which possess the qualifications according to § 18. This is to be proven by presentation of a certificate in accordance with article 18.

Certificates for hatching eggs



§ 18. During the investigations referred to in articles 19 to 21 no germs or re agents determine the care veterinarian has to issue a certificate of fitness of the herd for the production of hatching. Hatching eggs must only be taken at that time. Certificate within the meaning of this provision shall be considered to be also official health certificates, which were issued after the Veterinärbehördlichen import and internal market regulation 2001 (EBVO 2001) for approved establishments.

2. section

Examination regulations for breeding poultry

Carrying out of the studies of chickens and turkeys




Section 19 (1) who has business owners to get that from the care veterinarian each parent animal flock of chickens (Gallus gallus) or turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) with more than 250 animals according to the following schedule for salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella gallinarum pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow and salmonella Siva examines:



1. breeding flocks (breeding period) a) poultry for breeding purposes, drawn up the samples at least for day-old chicks are to take in young animals at the age of four weeks, as well as two weeks prior to entering the laying phase and examine.

b) are to remove the following samples: aa) in day-old chicks diapers or litter of at least 250 chicks and in addition up to ten animal body;

BB) in young animals at the age of four weeks, and for sampling two weeks prior to entering the laying phase are five pairs of boot swabs or faeces mixing samples, which are composed of separate samples of fresh faeces with a weight of at least one gram; Droppings mixing samples shall randomly at various points of the stall space, where the animals are kept; a flock in the same operation to more than one building has free access, so are each of the serving to the poultry building complexes of the operation to take such samples;

CC) the number of different for a sample of feces mixing feces samples to be taken is as follows to determine:



Number of animals in the herd





Number of faecal samples to be taken







250-349





200







350-449





220







450-799





250







800-999





260







1000 or more





300





 



(c) young animals from herds treated in accordance with § 11 para 2 with anti-microbial veterinary medicinal products are to be sampled every two weeks.

2. adult breeding flocks (laying phase) a) in all poultry are to undertake at least once every two weeks during the laying phase samples and exploring.

(b) in poultry breeding flocks, whose Eier on hatcheries with a breeding capacity of less than 1000 eggs per brood passage are supplied, the sample need to lit. a parent animal operation is performed; These have to consist of separate samples of fresh faeces and are according to the Z 1 lit. b sublit. BB and cc stated criteria to remove.

(c) in the case of poultry breeding flocks, its Eier delivered, at a hatchery with a breeding capacity of at least 1000 eggs per brood through the samples in the hatchery must be removed. The samples include at least a pooled sample from visibly polluted slip breeder Horde liners (chick nappies), which is as random sample is from five different places, reached up to a total of at least one square metre. Should be hatching eggs from a breeding herd in several incubators, such a pooled sample from each of the incubators shall be found. If no Horde linings used are from 25 different wicket breeder hordes per ten gram eggshell remains, mash, mix and to refer to an aggregate sample of 25 grams. The sample draw is to plan, that specimen is taken by each parent animal flock to reach the sample frequency by two weeks.

(d) the sampling in accordance with letter. a to c can be made by the holder or by one of the authorized employees. All sixteen weeks are making instead of official sampling, whereby the provisions of lit. mutatis mutandis apply a to c are.

(e) the holder has known the district administrative authority having the establishment and amendment of the identification operation (hatchery) to announce whether the sampling after lit. b or lit. c be carried out. In the case of implementation after lit. c is known to give the hatchery.

3. investigation on salmonella gallinarum-pullorum (laying phase) a) so far not done so already in the course of the investigations after Z 2, the farmer when reaching an egg production by at least 10% gallinarum-pullorum by the veterinarian care to initiate an investigation on salmonella. In males, this investigation from the 20th week of life is making. This investigation must be repeated annually.

(b) the farmer must drop of egg production by over 20% or 20% failure rate gallinarum-pullorum by the veterinarian care to initiate an investigation on salmonella.

(c) as the study material, internal organs and intestines or blood of five killed or died immediately before sampling animals of the herd are to use and to investigate bacteriologically or serology.

(2) in the case of the investigations referred to in paragraph 1 are other common salmonella types to capture.

Special provisions for turkeys



§ 20 breeding populations of turkeys must be in addition an investigation on salmonella arizonae. This must Z after the under § 19 para 1 3 terms. Section 19 para 2 also applies.

Carry out of the checks of other poultry



Section 21 (1) for breeding poultry - with the exception of chickens and turkeys - has the farmer to initiate studies on salmonella gallinarum-pullorum, Salmonella typhimurium and salmonella enteritidis through the care veterinarian regularly.

(2) these studies must be at least Legebeginn and then once a year.

(3) the number and type of samples as well as their removal and investigation methods have to comply with the requirements pursuant to § 19 para 1 Nos. 2 and 3. Section 19 para 2 also applies.

Submission of samples



§ 22 (1) the samples taken by the individual flocks should be United per herd for analysis purposes aggregate sample; However, this does not apply to blood samples for serological examination.

(2) the samples submitted for testing is a document containing the following information to connect:



1 scope of tasting and sampling, 2. provision of this regulation, sampling is done on the basis of which, 3. origin, old and stock size of herd, 4. poultry style (for example, Turkey or chicken) and type of use (for example, Legeelterntiere or mast breeders) and 5th in animals vaccinated against salmonella when the Impfung(en) and exact designation of the vaccine used.

Understanding of the test results



Section 23 (1) has the laboratory to communicate the results of the investigations referred to in articles 19 to 21 proven to the farmer. This has the origin operation care veterinarian and the holding of origin thereof to inform.

(2) the tests show a positive result for salmonella, so the laboratory and the thereof agreed holder in addition to the provisions of paragraph 1 have to notify the competent district administrative authority immediately for animal husbandry operation.

(3) the examined samples from animals vaccinated against salmonella, is to refrain from a message when the district administrative authority referred to in paragraph 2, if the investigation by the approved laboratory detected exclusively the salmonella strains used in the vaccine.

Dealing with hatching eggs with positive results



24. (1) unbebrütete eggs a herd of the investigations after the sections 19 to 21 a positive finding in the sense of § 23 para 2 on salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella gallinarum-pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow, salmonella hadar or s. arizonae showed salmonella in turkeys, are



1. up to check the result in accordance with § 25 para 1 No. 2 to be kept separately or 2 after § 27 Z 1 lit. b of a treatment to undergo, or in accordance with § 10 animal materials Act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 141/2003, harmless to eliminate.

(2) the measures referred to in paragraph 1 apply also to eggs supplied to the hatchery this herds. For this purpose, the hatchery by the farmer of the Lieferbetriebes about a positive examination is immediately reported to.

Dealing with herds with positive results



Section 25 (1) herds, for which the samples have revealed a positive finding is to proceed as follows:



1. after notification of the occurrence of salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella gallinarum pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow and salmonella MD in accordance with section 23 paragraph 2 has the district administrative authority to confirm the first result the stock immediately to undergo an official sampling.

2. If the official sampling according to Z 1 a sample is in every herd, where the number of samples in accordance with the table in accordance with § 19 para 1 subpara 1 lit. b sublit. CC needs to be set. Samples of the liver are in addition to remove the ovaries and the bowels of five killed or died immediately before sampling animals of the herd and to examine salmonella in accordance with no. 1. For the study, organ samples may be, United but intestinal samples are separated to unite other samples of five animals aggregate sample. A test for the detection of antimicrobial agents or effect inhibiting the growth of bacteria the sample is carried out.

3.

The herd is considered to be positive, a positive result for the salmonella to be examined has been determined. The Flock is considered positive, as long as identified antimicrobial effects inhibiting agents or bacterial growth. The test should be repeated until no effect inhibiting the growth of bacteria is detected or the breeding herd is destroyed.

4. the district administrative authority may require a fair number of larger sample if necessary.

5. in cases in which the district administrative authority has reason to believe of false positive or false negative results of the first official sampling operation, you can perform a second official sampling based on animals or droppings.

(2) in determining any other salmonella, is subject to the affected herd with regard to determining the source of contamination in section 26.

Further investigation



section 26. Is suspected or if it is necessary to determine of the source of the contamination, the official veterinarian has



1 to get tests for salmonella in food, water, litter, dust and the personnel, to examine whether the rules and controls concerning the disposal and processing of animal waste have been respected, 3. to control measures to guarantee salmonella-free feed pursuant to § 7 para 2 and 4 each 2 more, to undertake appropriate investigations or to make.

Procedure for confirmation of the suspicion of salmonella



Section 27 (1) enteritidis a review according to § 25 the incidence of salmonella, Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella gallinarum-pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow, salmonella hadar or salmonella arizonae infections in a building or an outlet area confirmed the following provisions apply:



The animals may 1 only with the consent of the district administrative authority by means of notification and be spent only for the following purposes of the concerned building: a) killing and destruction in accordance with the relevant regulations concerning the rendering or b) slaughter of clinically healthy poultry at a slaughterhouse designated by the district administrative authority under official supervision in accordance with § 13 of the meat inspection regulation, BGBl. II Nr 109/2006; the responsible for the slaughterhouse official or approved veterinarian in terms of food safety and Consumer Protection Act (LMSVG), Federal Law Gazette I no. 13/2005, amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 135/2006, is by this decision at least three days prior to the shipment in knowledge to use; RMS, a confirmation in accordance with article 38, paragraph 2 shall be provided.

2. nuclei eggs out of the concerned building are no. 141/2003, I either in accordance with the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 and the animal materials Act (TMG), BGBl. harmless to eliminate or to appropriate marking under supervision to one for the production and treatment of egg to spend approved establishment; These are there according to the requirements of Regulation (EC) 853/2004 of 29 April 2004 specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (OJ L 139 of 30 4 2004, S. 55, last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 2076/2005 of the Commission, OJ No. L 338 of 22 12 2005) and Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 of 3 October 2002 with hygiene requirements for animal by-products not intended for human consumption (OJ No L 273 of 10 10 2002, p. 1, last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 208/2006 of the Commission, OJ No. L 36 of 8 2 2006, p. 25) a heat treatment to undergo.

3. herds, which are for keeps in the same building, and where the investigations have shown no suspicion after the sections 19 to 21 of lit may with the consent of the district administrative authority by means of notification of measures referred to. a and b distance are taken, if the care veterinarian confirmed that the concerned herds represent completely separate production units due to their structure, their size and their functions with regard to housing, husbandry, care and feeding, so that the relevant infection is a herd to another can spread.

(2) after removal of salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella gallinarum-pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow, salmonella hadar or in turkeys salmonella arizonae infected stocks from the premises is this a thorough cleaning and disinfection according to the procedures laid down by the official veterinarian in accordance with section 19 para 2 to undergo. Restocking with chicken is to make sure that this complies with the conditions of article 15.

(3) article 34 applies for hatching eggs from a flock where the suspicion of an infection is confirmed, delivered in a hatchery.

(4) on the basis of the results of investigations under section 26 to determine of the source of the contamination the district administrative authority can set if necessary, work rules by means of notification to the prevention of new infection.

3. section

Government killing orders



Section 28 (1) the district administrative authority has the killing of that this main piece with notice to arrange subject animals, where the incidence of salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella gallinarum-pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow, salmonella hadar or salmonella Z 2 has been officially confirmed arizonae examination pursuant to § 25 para 1. The carcasses are according to the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 and the animal material Act (TMG), Federal Law Gazette I no. 141/2003, harmless to eliminate.

(2) the main piece of the animal health Act 2 is for the compensation of the pet owner.

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Special provisions for hatcheries and Chick - and poultry young animal suppliers

Operating facilities



29. (1) the equipment, premises, facilities and equipment in hatcheries must consist of appropriate materials and be designed so that they can be easily cleaned and disinfected. Walls and floors must be durable, impervious and washable material, equipment must have smooth surfaces water repellent.

(2) the layout of the premises of the operation has to be done, that the process of delivery of the hatching eggs can be made up to the submission of the chicks in one direction only and prevents transmission of pathogens between hatching eggs and chicks. It is to ensure an appropriate separation into at least the following functional areas:



1 slip storage and classification of hatching eggs, 2. disinfection, 3. before incubation, 4. and 5. sorting and packing of chicks for shipping.

Cover of hatching eggs



Section 30 (1) hatcheries must hatching eggs only from such parent stock herds relate, whose Eignung was proven by presentation of a certificate in accordance with article 18 for the production of hatching.

(2) chick - and poultry hatchling stages may include only such chicks and juveniles derived from parent stock herds, whose Eignung was proven by presentation of a certificate in accordance with article 18 for the production of hatching.

(3) hatching eggs, chicks or young animals from other States involved, so the suitability within the meaning of paragraphs 1 and 2 by a health certificate in accordance with the Veterinärbehördlichen import and internal market regulation 2001 (EBVO 2001) is to prove.

(4) hatcheries and Chick - and poultry hatchling stages may bring only such chicks or young animals in traffic coming from parent stock herds, their suitability for the production of hatching in accordance with para 1 to 3 has been proven.

Records



Hatcheries and Chick - and poultry hatchling stages have 31 (1) written records with the following information (so far rightly) to:



1. commencement date and number of hatching eggs prior to or animals, 2. provenance of hatching eggs or animals, 3 slip results in hatcheries, 4 identified anomalies or disease symptoms, 5 losses and disposals; so far, they exceed the usual extent, are their causes to specify, 6 performed vaccinations or other treatments, 7 investigations carried out and its results, 8 determination of enterprises of the animals.

(2) the records are referred to in paragraph 1, as well as a copy of the certificates presented according to § 30 para 1 to 3 and certificates to keep for at least three years and to provide the authority for inspection on request.

Specific hygiene measures in hatcheries



Hatching eggs prior to breeding a disinfection must be section 32 (1) in hatcheries.

(2) the first breeders are regularly according to a corresponding plan to clean and disinfect. Slip slip devices (slip breeder) including their accessories as well as the sorting areas and the used devices and equipment are after each thoroughly to clean and disinfect.

(3) the operating rooms and other equipment are to keep clean and disinfected at least once a week during the operating period.

Monitoring the hygiene condition




60 samples are § 33 (1) to monitor the State of hygiene in the hatchery during the operating period through the care veterinarian regularly at intervals of six weeks to collect. As samples, particularly Fuzz and dust from slip departments and their accessories, as well as smears of Hatchers and other furnishings are to take. The samples are to unite according to their origin to three collecting samples and undergo a bacteriological examination in an approved laboratory.

(2) to monitor for salmonella gallinarum pullorum (and in turkeys on salmonella arizonae) are in the hatchery of those hatching eggs originating from holdings subject to the 8 main piece, by the care of veterinarian at least once in six weeks



1. an aggregate sample of chick fluff, remains of shells and meconium from any breeder and 2. 20 samples consisting of plug lead Bern or killed chicks of second choice from each herd of origin that exists on the day of sampling in the breeder,



to see and study in an approved laboratory. The samples of each flock may be United an aggregate sample.

(3) in hatchery breeding capacity of not less than 1 000 eggs per brood through the provisions of § 19 para 1 are no. 2 in addition lit. (c).

Procedure for suspicion or detection of salmonella



34. (1) in cases of suspected salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, salmonella gallinarum pullorum, salmonella infantis, salmonella virchow, salmonella hadar or in turkeys arizonae infections on the basis of studies according to the articles 19 to 21 are to secrete all hatching eggs of the affected herd in accordance with section 24 or to treat or eliminate salmonella. All hatching eggs of a hatchery that originate from herds where the occurrence of these types of salmonella confirmed Z 2 according to article 25, paragraph 1, are the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 and the animal material Act (TMG), Federal Law Gazette I no. 141/2003, harmless to eliminate.

(2) in the case of suspicion or confirmation of a suspected the presence of infection with other types of salmonella than those referred to in paragraph 1 an additional fumigation of hatching is making during the slip.

(3) with respect to the reporting of positive results, the provisions of article 23.

(4) in the case of suspicion, the official veterinarian may cause an investigation of staff within the meaning of section 26.

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Special provisions for poultry farms

Stabling



§ 35 poultry farms may stall a only such chicks and young animals received from parent stock herds, whose Eignung was proven by presentation of a certificate within the meaning of section 18 for the production of hatching.

Records



Poultry farms have 36. (1) for each flock a flock stock sheet containing the following minimum information to:



1 feed, 5 performance data (such as weight gain, feed efficiency and water consumption), as well as, where appropriate, deviations from the breed average. number of animals make up, 2. provenance of the animals, 3. stabling date, 4. origin of used, insofar as they exceed the usual extent, 6 losses and disposals; as far as they exceed the usual extent, causes to specify 7 dates of occurrence and species any diseases, 8 foreseen date of all diagnostic investigations and their results, 9 carried out vaccinations and treatments are (type, medicinal, date of administration and any waiting time within the meaning of § 4 para 5 and 6 TAKG), 10 type, application period and waiting times according to the feed regulations of administered feed additives , 11 results of official investigations into the stock and 12 voraussichtliche(r) battle dates and number of animals intended for slaughter each.

(2) the records according to para 1 as well as a copy of the certificates presented in accordance with § 35 and the are no 854 / 2004 issued confirmation (health certificate) chapter X of Regulation (EC) in accordance with Annex I to keep for at least three years, and to provide the authority for inspection on request. The provisions of the TAKG (recording obligation by the veterinarian) and residue control regulation, Federal Law Gazette II No. 110/2006 as amended shall remain unaffected.

Investigation prior to slaughter



Section 37 (1) the farmer has to get that are by the veterinarian of the care taken two pairs boot swab samples per herd and in an approved laboratory enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium examined for salmonella at the earliest three weeks prior to the intended slaughter. The results of this study are to enter Austria from the research laboratory into the database of the poultry health service. Slaughter the herd in several parts of this investigation in the animals to slaughter is to repeat, if a part of the herd will be slaughtered later than 30 days after the diagnosis.

(2) flocks in cages are by way of derogation from paragraph 1 to § 41 para 2 lit. (a) to investigate.

(3) poultry may be spent only for slaughter, was subjected to three days prior to slaughter, and according to the result of the examination referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the care a study veterinarian and hiebei



1. neither even of suspicion was detected signs of any disease notifiable to the TSG, and 2. any illness, injury or disturbance of the general health exists, which can be expected, that affected the availability of meat for human consumption or is excluded.

In this study the records are pursuant to § 36 to review and monitor compliance with any waiting time. On this confirmation (accompanying document) in accordance with paragraph 6 is to be issued.

(4) if slaughtered the flock in several parts, but a period of 16 days, are so for the slaughterhouse records according to § 36 para 1 upon arrival each sublot of the herd in the abattoir for inspection and assessment to provide competent official veterinarian in the meaning of LMSVG. The farmer has to enter those details that are required for the identification of slaughter poultry (name and address of the poultry fattening operation, transportation, other identification mark) for this purpose in the herd inventory sheet according to § 36 para 1.

(5) the period between the slaughter of the first and the last game in accordance with paragraph 2 is greater than 16 days, a renewed investigation in accordance with paragraph 1 is required for those parts that only be slaughtered after six ten-day period.

(6) the care veterinarian has the results referred to in paragraph 1 to issue a confirmation (accompanying document) 2 and 3 investigations. This confirmation shall contain at least the following information:



1 name and address of poultry fattening operation (holding of origin), 2. name and address of battle operation, 3. indication of the means of transport (for transport to a slaughterhouse), 4. identification of slaughter poultry by type, number and any other identification mark, 5. date and time of the examination referred to in paragraph 1, 6 time and result of the last carried salmonella testing in accordance with section 37 and 7 confirmed that the poultry destined for slaughter for clinically healthy was found and that no signs and no suspicion on a under the animal diseases Act notifiable disease exist and that otherwise no suspicions exist, which could affect the availability of the flesh as food or exclude.

Slaughter



38. (1) may only in accordance with the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004, which are slaughtered No 854/2004, of the LMSVG and meat inspection regulation Regulation (EC) 2006 poultry.

(2) slaughter poultry must be delivered only to slaughterhouses, if



1 for each shipment confirmation (accompanying document) pursuant to § 37 para 6 is settled or 2 for each flock in compliance with § 37 para 4 the herd inventory sheet is given in § 36 para 1 of the keepers or 3 for each flock an accompanying document in accordance with Annex I to chapter X of Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 by the competent official or approved veterinarian in the meaning of LMSVG is added or 4 for shipments from slaughter poultry , which are from other States, presented a certificate that meets the requirements of EBVO in 2001.

(3) the receipts or certificates referred to in paragraph 1 are to be kept by the holder at least until the end of the following calendar year and submit the authority for inspection on request.

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Special provisions for laying hen holdings

1 section

Operational functioning and hygiene

Stabling



39. (1) laying hen holdings may animals only stall a, if



1. at the time of the stabling investigation results are available, according to which these animals are free from salmonella and achieved these results on the following basic sampling: a) samples draw pursuant to § 41 para 2 lit. a and b;

(b) the samples shall in young hen rearing operation on the first day, in the eighth to twelfth week, as well as in the 14 to 18 weeks by the veterinarian care;

2.

the animals in accordance with § 10 against salmonella enteritidis vaccinated.

Record-keeping obligations



§ 40. laying hen holdings have a herd inventory sheet containing the following minimum information to do for each Flock:



1. number of animals make up, 2. origin of animals, 3. stabling date, 4. origin of the used feed, 5. performance data, 6 losses and disposals, as far as they exceed the usual extent, are their causes to specify 7 dates of occurrence and types of any diseases, 8 results of the diagnostic company and official investigations, 9 carried out vaccinations and treatments (type, medicinal, date of administration and any waiting time within the meaning of § 4 para 5 and 6 TAKG) and 10 type , Application time and latency according to the feed regulations on administration of animal feed additives.

(2) the records referred to in paragraph 1, as well as the records in accordance with section 10 subsection 3 are kept for at least three years and to provide the authority for inspection on request.

2. section

Examination regulations for laying hens

In-house and official samples



41. (1) all laying hen holdings with herds over 350 animals, that are recorded in the official register of the laying hen, examine each Flock on salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium in an approved laboratory can be.

(2) the sampling of all laying hen flocks should be done at the request of the holder of the veterinarian care at least every 15 weeks where the initial sampling at the age of 22 to 26 weeks to be made.



1. when herds kept in cages, two collecting faecal samples each 150 g of fresh excrement, faeces belt or from the pit of excrement can be found by 60 points.

2. if ground -, outdoor - or Volierhaltungen, take two pairs of boot swabs.

(3) an official sampling of laying hen flocks shall be effected at least once a year where in addition to in para 2 Nos. 1 and 2 requirements listed yet



1 to draw a dust sample of several representative of the housing points to 150 g and tests for the detection of antibiotics and anti-microbial effects in the laboratory must be 2.

(4) an official sampling has to be also:



1. for all other herds of a company, if in a herd of the operation, salmonella enteritidis or Salmonella typhimurium is detected

2. in place of the first examination after para. 2 in a below make flock if a flock tested positive for salmonella and 3 flocks when in the laboratory provided a positive proof of the inhibitor or anti-microbial effects demonstrated have been.

(5) the official veterinarian may also order any additional official sampling in the suspected case of infection with salmonella or even in the course of the investigation of food-borne outbreaks.

(6) an official sampling or an investigation under section 37, paragraph 1 replaces each mature sampling in accordance with paragraph 2.

Approach to positive salmonella results



42. (1) when a sample referred to in section 41 a positive findings on salmonella enteritidis or Salmonella typhimurium revealed, this is so in the case of an in-house control by the veterinarian care, and in the case of an official control by the official veterinarian to sign the district administrative authority.

(2) if there is a positive result, so the farmer has



1. immediately and then every 15 weeks a each) from herds to 1000 animals 150 eggs, as well as b) from flocks from 1000 animals 220 eggs of the respective herd salmonella to be examined;

2. hygiene measures after the main piece 2 this regulation through the care veterinarian check and log in by analogy with application of the guidelines of the poultry health service Austria to let and a rehabilitation program to work out 3 due to a weak-point analysis.

Recording the results of the samples



§ 43. The results of sampling in accordance with article 41 are to enter Austria by the accredited laboratory in the database of the poultry health service.

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Special conditions for trade with other Member States of the European economic area (EEA)



Companies which intend, poultry or hatching eggs of poultry in other Contracting States of the EEA to spend 44 (1), subject to the 7 main piece of this regulation in addition to the other provisions.

(2) poultry and hatching eggs in small batches of less than 20 animals marketed or balls for the trade with other States party to the EEA market, these must meet only the conditions of § 51, as well as of article 56 by way of derogation from the special provisions of this main piece. However, this does not apply to consignments of ratites or hatching eggs of ratites.

(3) articles 13 and 14 of the directive of Directive 90/539/EEC (OJ special additional, recognized by the Commission of the European communities guarantees are by a Contracting State of the EEA to No. L 303 of 31 October 1990), requires, so these must be met without prejudice to the provisions of this regulation. These additional guarantees are by the Federal Minister for health, family and youth in the "official veterinary news" make known.

(4) the special conditions for trade with other States party to the EEA does not apply to poultry, destined for exhibitions, shows or contests.

Approval of establishments



45. (1) businesses, which are subject to this part, must receive approval within the meaning of § 57 EBVO in 2001 and are amended by the district administrative authority to verify compliance with the provisions of this regulation. The business owners have to sign up for the review at the district administrative authority.

(2) is determined in a review referred to in paragraph 1, or in a subsequent regulatory control, that the conditions for authorisation not or are no longer fulfilled, so has to deny the district administrative authority at the request of the party about this decision.

(3) the district administrative authority has the result of checks and controls to be communicated to the provincial Governor. The Federal Minister of health has, at least once a year to submit a list of those establishments family and youth, where the conditions for authorisation in accordance with paragraph 4 are given. The Governor has also all amendments to this list immediately in writing the Ministry to announce.

(4) the Federal Minister for health, family and youth has the establishments and bodies referred to in paragraph 3 by proclamation in the "official veterinary news" to allow, if the review process referred to in paragraph 1, that there are the conditions for authorisation in accordance with this regulation. The approval is effective upon the date of publication. An identification number is the approved establishments to associate, configurations which has the article 2 of the regulation on production and marketing of eggs for hatching and of farmyard poultry chicks, BGBl. No. 580/1995, to meet.

(5) an authorisation within the meaning of paragraphs 1 to 4 is not required for those companies which bring only slaughter poultry on the market.

Suspension of approvals



46. (1) is by the district administrative authority in the following cases by a decision to suspend the approval of an enterprise in accordance with article 45:



1. If during an inspection provided for under this regulation established by the official veterinarian is, that is, no longer met the conditions of this regulation with regard to hygiene, establishment or operation of facilities or equipment

2. If they are inadequately met the continuous health monitoring measures provided for in this regulation, or if the necessary support on the part of the owner of the business is not granted or if the provided records do not or only poorly run.

3. until the clarification of an existing in the operation of suspected avian influenza or Newcastle disease the avian regulation, Federal Law Gazette No. 465/1995, or regulation of the NCD, BGBl. No. 466/1995, anyway, even then, if a) in a protection or surveillance zone located the operation after each question, referred to regulation or b) of the establishment has received poultry or hatching eggs from an establishment , which is located in one such protection or surveillance zone, or c) when between operation and a stove of avian influenza or Newcastle disease, another contact has taken place through an infection could be; be are done

4. the implementation of a) investigations according to article 25 (official sampling after positive results for salmonella) or b) renewed investigations by the official veterinarian, if the intended controls on infection with Mycoplasma gallisepticum in section 44 or suggest Mycoplasma meleagridis;

5. to appropriate the enforcement measures ordered by the official veterinarian on the basis of facts according to Z 1 or 2.

(2) the notice of suspension referred to in paragraph 1 is to remove, if the reason for the suspension is no longer.

Withdrawal of authorisations



47. (1) the approval of an enterprise in accordance with article 45 is to withdraw, if



1 the avian influenza or Newcastle disease according to the avian regulation or the NCD regulation was found in the establishment, 2.

through an investigation according to article 46, paragraph 1 Z 4 gallinarum pullorum an infection with salmonella and Mycoplasma is confirmed or 3. the Z not carried out 1 or 2 measures on the basis of matters referred to in paragraph 1 even after the expiry of a deadline set by the official veterinarian.

(2) the withdrawal of authorisation pursuant to paragraph 1 shall be effected by decision of the district administrative authority.

Renewed approval



§ 48. enterprises may be authorised again after fulfilling the following conditions in accordance with article 45:



1. when approval withdrawal because of the occurrence of avian influenza or Newcastle disease a) after implementation of the measures provided for in the avian regulation respectively of the NCD regulation for infected farms and b) after cancellation of the protection and surveillance zone;

2. when approval withdrawal due to infections with salmonella gallinarum pullorum, salmonella arizonae, Salmonella typhimurium or salmonella enteritidis a) after implementation of the measures provided for in accordance with § 27 and b) after all other in the same operation the herds two veterinary checks (check-ups after the examination scheme in accordance with article 19, paragraph 1 Z 2 lit. b or Z 3 lit. b and c) at a distance of at least 21 days with negative results were carried out;

3. in the case of withdrawal of approval due to infection with Mycoplasma gallisepticum or Mycoplasma meleagridis, after two veterinary checks (check-ups after the examination scheme according to § 49 para 2 and 3) at a distance of at least 60 days with negative results were carried out in the herd.

Health check program for breeding poultry



At least the following studies on these pathogens are § 49. (1) without prejudice to the investigations provided for in accordance with sections 19, 20, 21, 33 and 37 in breeding poultry of the following species (health check program):



1. in chickens: studies on infection with Mycoplasma gallisepticum;

2. in turkeys: studies on infection with Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma meleagridis.

(2) for the investigation on Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma meleagridis samples in the § 19 para 1 are Z 1 lit by the veterinarian care. b sublit. CC set per flock at the following times to refer to:



1. when chickens at the age of 16 weeks, and in turkeys at the age of 20 weeks;

2. at Legebeginn;

3. continuous sampling at intervals of not more than twelve weeks.

(3) blood, sperm, smears and swabs of Tracheae, air pockets or sewers, as well as day-old chicks may be used depending on the case as a sample material. The simultaneous use of in accordance with sections 19 to 21 taken sample material is allowed.

(4) a study carried out by the veterinarian care justified suspicion on one of infection referred to in paragraph 1, the samples to an approved laboratory shall to confirm this suspicion to submit and to undergo a serological and bacteriological examination.

Approach to positive findings



Section 50 (1) evaluates to a positive finding an investigation according to § 49, to inform the district administrative authority thereof and to proceed according to the sections 46 and 47.

(2) the district administrative authority may refrain from measures pursuant to §§ 46 to 48 for healthy herds of infected plant, if confirmed by the veterinarian care, that the concerned herds due to their structure, their size and their functions as regards housing, keeping and feeding within the meaning of § 27 subpara 1 lit. c represent completely separate production units, so that the relevant infection is a flock on the other can spread.

Conditions for shipping



Section 51 (1) at the time of shipment of hatching eggs, day-old chicks, breeding, commercial or slaughter poultry apply to the holding of origin the following conditions:



1. the holding of origin may be subject to any animal-health restrictions for poultry;

2. the holding of origin may also do not lie in an area, for which animal health restrictions applicable to poultry;

3. the flock of origin must be free of clinical signs of a contagious poultry disease and free of a relevant suspicion.

(2) TSG vaccinations may be carried out only in accordance with § 12.

Special regulations for the shipment of hatching eggs



52. (1) the flocks of origin of hatching eggs must be located at the time of shipment for more than six weeks in an establishment approved in accordance with article 45.

(2) if the herd of origin to NCD vaccinated animals, the herd is either



1 of 72 hours prior to shipment of the care of veterinarian, in the case of disability by the competent official veterinarian, to investigate the absence of clinical signs of an infectious disease and the absence of a relevant suspect or 2 once a month by the competent official veterinarian, disease symptoms to investigate; in this latter case, the last investigation must be back no more than 31 days at the time of shipment; the current health status of the herd is by examination of records in accordance with section 16 and according to latest information, which are to be submitted by the person responsible for the herd of 72 hours prior to shipment, to evaluate; These records and information give rise to a suspicion of the disease, so the care veterinarian or official veterinarian must examine the herd in accordance with no. 1, to exclude that a contagious poultry disease occurs.

(3) the hatching eggs must be disinfected and labelled in accordance with the regulation on the production and marketing of eggs for hatching and chicks of domestic poultry, BGBl. No. 580/1995.

Special provisions for transport of day-old chicks



§ 53-day-old chicks must



1 hatching eggs emerged from be, which comply with the provisions of this Regulation (in particular article 51, paragraph 1 and article 52), and 2. at the time of shipment free of any symptoms of illness and on the basis of records pursuant to § 31 be free of any relevant suspicion.

Special regulations for the shipment of breeding and productive poultry



54. breeding and productive poultry must §



1 to slip since or for more than six weeks before the shipment in one according to § 45 approved establishment have found and 2. 48 hours before the shipment of the care of veterinarian, in the case of disability by the competent official veterinarian, on the compliance with the conditions referred to in article 51, paragraph 1 be examined Z 3.

Special provisions for the dispatch of slaughter poultry



§ 55. slaughter poultry must be



1 since hatching or for more than 21 days have been in the same operation and 2 five days before dispatch by the official veterinarian, on compliance with the conditions laid down in § 51 para 1 No. 3 has been investigated be.

Special provisions for transport of poultry, which is intended for restocking supplies of game



Article 56. For poultry destined for restocking supplies of game, the following applies:



1. it must slip since or for more than 21 days found in the same holding;

2. it must have been at least two weeks prior to shipping not recorded in the flock poultry in contact;

3. it must be examined Z 3 24 hours before dispatch of the care of veterinarian, in the case of disability by the competent official veterinarian, on the compliance with the conditions referred to in article 51, paragraph 1;

4. it must have undergone influenza of types H5 and H7 with negative results to a serological test for the virus of avian, with each samples coming from the original stock, the shipment should be taken from the, namely: a) 50 samples of ducks and geese, or b) 20 samples for other poultry;

5 in under a month-old poultry week prior to dispatch must carried in addition during an investigation on the avian influenza either by virus isolation or PCR on 20 cloacal swabs and 20 trachea / Oropharynxabstrichen of the poultry to be shipped.

Special regulations for shipping small lots



57. (1) poultry and eggs for hatching in lots of less than 20 animals or eggs must at the time of their shipment come from flocks, the



1 the requirements pursuant to § 51 and 2 since the slip up or are for at least three months in the territory of the EEA.

(2) all breeding animals in a consignment must have reacted gallinarum pullorum negative within one month before the shipment when serological tests on salmonella or - if they were - subjected to vaccination against salmonella a negative result must be achieved on a bacteriological investigation of the animals. The number of blood samples to be taken and faecal samples is lit according to the table in accordance with § 19 para 1 subpara 1. b sublit. CC set.

(3) in the case of hatching eggs and day-old chicks, the flock of origin within pullorum for three months before sending a bacteriological or serological examination in accordance with paragraph 2 on salmonella gallinarum is subjected to.

Special provisions for shipment in specific areas




section 58. When sending in a Contracting State of the European economic area or in a region of a State of party to the EEA which beziehungsweise their status by the Commission of the EC under article 12 has been recognized para 2 of Directive 90/539 / EEC as "impfend against Newcastle disease", the following additional conditions apply:



1 hatching eggs must come from flocks, the a) are not vaccinated or b) are vaccinated with an inactivated vaccine or c) are vaccinated with a live vaccine, when vaccination was made at least 30 days before the collection of the eggs.

2-day-old chicks must



a) hatching eggs originated be, which meet the requirements according to no. 1 or b) come from a hatchery, whose establishment and working method ensured is that these eggs are incubated entirely separate such eggs which do not meet the conditions to Z 1.

3. breeding and productive poultry, the following applies: a) it must be vaccinated against Newcastle disease not;

(b) it must be isolated for 14 days before dispatch in a holding or a quarantine station under the supervision of the official veterinarian; There may no poultry, which had been in the holding of origin or in the quarantine station, be vaccinated during 21 days prior to shipment against Newcastle disease and no bird other than the animals belonging to the broadcast be transported during this period in the operation or the quarantine station; Furthermore no vaccination may be made in the quarantine station;

(c) it must be by the official veterinarian within 14 days prior to dispatch a representative serological test for the detection of antibody against Newcastle disease (in accordance with decision 92/340/EEC, OJ No. L 188 of 8 July 1992) be been subjected with negative result.

4. slaughter poultry must come from flocks which fulfil the following conditions: a) if not against Newcastle disease are vaccinated, they must comply with the No. 3 lit. c comply with;

(b) if they are vaccinated, they must have undergone a test to isolate Newcastle disease virus by the official veterinarian within 14 days preceding consignment on the basis of a representative sample.

Transport containers for hatching eggs and day-old chicks



Section 59 (1) of boxes, cages, and other containers to transport hatching eggs or day-old chicks, the following applies:



1. you may contain only hatching eggs or day-old chicks, which according to species, category and type, are the same and come from the same;

2. they must with the following information be provided: a) name of EEA agreement the State of origin and the area of origin of the Contracting State, b) identification number of the origin operation pursuant to § 45 para 4, c) number of in each container eggs or chicks and d) species of poultry to which the eggs or chicks belong.

(2) transport containers grouped together in accordance with paragraph 1 for carriage to larger packaging units, so the number of combined containers and are Z on these under para 1 Note 2 specified information.

Transport containers for breeding and productive poultry



section 60. The following applies to boxes, cages and other containers in which breeding or productive poultry will be transported:



1. you must contain only poultry, which according to species, category and type, is identical and comes from the same;

2. it must be accompanied by the identification number of origin operation pursuant to § 45 para 4.

Transport through protection and surveillance zones



Poultry 61. living section may not be transported through an area, subject to the animal health restrictions for poultry ("protection and surveillance zone" in accordance with the regulation of avian influenza or NCD Regulation), except when this is transported on the highways designated by the Governor or railway lines.

Health certificates



§ 62. For poultry and hatching eggs in the trade of other Contracting States of the EEA a health certificate must be accompanied during transportation to the place of destination, the



1 2 the shipping charge day in the official language (s) of the Member State of dispatch and of the Member State of destination has been made, 3 has a duration of five days, 4 only for a single recipient is determined and is provided 5. stamp and signature of official veterinarian, stand out colour of the certificate matches the corresponding pattern referred to in annex IV of to Directive 90/539/EEC.

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Final provisions

Personal names



section 63. All personal names used in this Regulation apply equally to persons of both male and female sex.

In force and non-force



64. (1) this regulation occurs with may 1, 2007, is section 39 this regulation into force on September 1, 2007.

(2) poultry hygiene regulation 2000, Federal Law Gazette II No. 243/2000, occurs upon expiration of the April 30, 2007 override.

Transitional provisions



§ 65. approved laboratories in accordance with § 2 Z 18 the poultry hygiene regulation 2000 until March 1, 2008 an approved laboratory in accordance with this regulation equal to keep, even if they are not accredited.

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