Executive Order On Oxygen (Infectious Laryngothracheitis)

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om ILT (infektiøs laryngothracheitis)

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Executive order on OXYGEN (infectious laryngothracheitis)

Under section 27 (2), sections 29-30, §§ 32-33, article 34, paragraph 1, article 53, paragraph 1, and section 70 (3) of law No. 432 of 9. June 2004, on the keeping of animals:


§ 1. In this notice, the term:

1) ' OXYGEN ': discovery of OXYGEN-virus (herpes virus) in poultry in a crew, which at the same time demonstrated the characteristic pathological changes.

2) ' Poultry ' shall mean Fowl, turkeys, quail, pheasants, rødhøns, stone chickens and partridges reared in a company or kept in captivity in a business for the purpose of breeding, the production of meat, eggs for consumption or for restocking.

3)» backyard poultry ' shall mean Poultry kept for purposes other than those referred to in § 1, nr. 2, URf.eks. fairs, competitions, exhibitions, breeding, sale or production of meat or eggs for consumption for own consumption.

4) ' Herd ' means a collection of animals of the same species, which is used for a particular purpose, which are linked to a specific geographical location, and which has an owner in the form of a legal or physical person.

Notify duty and investigations

§ 2. Owner or are otherwise responsible for poultry herd to be suspected that the animals in the herd is or may be infected with OXYGEN, immediately summoning a veterinarian, see. § 27, paragraph 1, of the law on the keeping of animals.

(2). The Leica in accordance with paragraph 1 shall come to pass, when with the poultry will be performing acute lethality occurred after:

1) breathing problems with coughing, and the birds stand with outstretched head and neck and wide open beak, or

2) easily rattle easy cough and head shaking, rhinorrhea, eye inflammation and decrease in spawning in a shorter or longer period.

§ 3. Receive notification of the presence of a veterinarian or suspect OXYGEN, or get a vet, incidentally, in the context of its work the suspected presence of OXYGEN, to the vet as soon as possible contact the crew and possibly conduct an investigation of the crew in order to ascertain whether any animals showing signs of being infected with the disease.

(2). The suspicion can not be dismissed, the veterinarian to ensure that submitted material from suspect animals to study at the Veterinary Institute at Denmark Technical University, or any other laboratory approved for that purpose by the food agency. The material must be submitted in accordance with the detailed rules in the Veterinary Department's Handbook "Manual on diagnostic studies".

(3). When the vet receives notice of the result of the investigation from the Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark or any other laboratory approved by DVFA, the veterinarian shall notify the owner or are otherwise responsible for poultry herd on the outcome. The crew is considered to be infected with OXYGEN, see. § 5, also contacted food region.

§ 4. Food the region may require the person responsible for a crew to have taken blood samples in connection with risk of infection spreading, area studies or similar from the whole or any part of the crew for the purpose of study and the reduction of the prevalence of OXYGEN.

(2). Food region may in the investigation order, that there is no need to-or are removed from the crew before the outcome of the investigation in the absence of poultry.

Infected herds

§ 5. A herd is considered to be infected with OXYGEN if Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark, or any other laboratory approved for that purpose by the food agency, has identified OXYGEN.

§ 6. When a fjerkræbeætning is found OXYGEN, instructs food region this a public supervision, which, among other things. may include:

1) prohibition on removing poultry from the crew, see. However, section 8, paragraph 1.

2) ban on adding crew poultry, which is susceptible to OXYGEN.

3) injunction, to let the crew or crew parts of blood test or otherwise examine for OXYGEN.

4) injunction, to take measures that are important for the control and the fight against OXYGEN, including housing, cleaning and disinfection, distribution of dung or manure, as well as the use of contaminated land and forage crops.

5) ordered that poultry kept outdoors, do not get out of the enclosures, where it is kept.

6) ordered that the crew responsible shall implement rodent and insect control after the region's food guide.

(2). Persons dealing with the poultry referred to in paragraph 1, are not allowed to have contact with other poultry, including the move of foreign poultry flocks, at shows, exhibitions and the like.

§ 7. Public oversight to be lifted no earlier than 60 days after the clinical signs of disease have ceased.

(2). There are chickens in the infected crew, it can not be lifted until public oversight these were slaughtered.

§ 8. A poultry infected with OXYGEN must be slaughtered when the animals are free from clinical signs of the disease.

(2). If an infected poultry are killed or slaughtered without prejudice. paragraph 1, repopulation of poultry, which is susceptible to OXYGEN, not earlier than 21 days after the killing and happen after cleaning and disinfection of poultry houses.

§ 9. The person responsible for a contaminated or suspected poultry herd to do all persons coming in contact with the crew, including on delivery to the slaughterhouse or rendering plant, aware of the fact that the crew is infected with OXYGEN. The obligation to provide information shall apply until the crew be declared free of OXYGEN, see. section 7 or section 8, or suspicion, incidentally, be rebutted.


§ 10. Vaccination against OXYGEN may only take place with the food the region's permission.

(2). Excluded from the scope of paragraph 1 is nevertheless, backyard poultry flocks.

Payment, penalties and entry into force

§ 11. The costs of investigation by the in section 3, paragraph 2, and section 4, paragraph 1, said tests are paid for by the veterinary and Food Administration. All other expenses incurred under this Ordinance, the Food Agency.

§ 12. With fine punished anyone who

1) violates §§ 2-3, § 6 (2), and sections 8-9, section 10, paragraph 1, or

2) fails to comply with the prohibitions and injunctions under section 4 and section 6 (1).

(2). The penalty can rise to imprisonment for 2 years, if it knows the action or failure occurred violations are committed with intent or gross negligence, and there in the infringement is

1) caused damage to human or animal health or caused danger therefor, or

2) achieved or intentional obtained a financial benefit for the person himself or others, including savings.

(3). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.

§ 13. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. March 2009.
Food Agency, the 25. February 2009 P.S.V. Jan Mousing/Christian Strøyer