Ordinance On Identification Of Animals Of The Horse Genus

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om identifikation af dyr af hesteslægten

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Overview (table of contents) Annex 1 The full text of the Ordinance on identification of animals by hesteslægten1)

Under section 4, § 7, § 53, paragraph 2, § 58, § 67 and section 70 (3) of law No. 432 of 9. June 2004 on the keeping of animals shall be fixed:

The scope of the

§ 1. This Ordinance contains provisions that complement the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 504/2008 of 6. June 2008 implementing Council Directive 90/426/EEC and 90/427/EEC as regards the methods for identification of equidae (hereinafter referred to as the regulation). Regulation is included as annex 1 to this notice.

(2). The Ordinance shall apply in relation to the animals of the horse genus, which is born in the community or put into free circulation in the community in accordance with the customs procedure referred to in article 4(2)(a). 16)) (a) of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92, see. Article 1 in regulation.

(3). The requirements of the regulation on the identification does not include animals of the horse genus living in zoos, wildlife parks and the like or which moves between these. If the animals are moved out of the 1. sentence of the said facility, see the requirements of the regulation on identification application.

(4). The labelling requirements of this Regulation shall not apply to animals of the equine family, who were born before or no later than 30 June. June 2009, and as per this date is identified in accordance with decision 93/623/EEC or 2000/68/EC decision, see. Article 26, paragraph 1, of the regulation.

Definitions

§ 2. In this notice, the term:

1) ' equidae ' means wild or domesticated genus equine animals of all species in the genus Equus in the Equidae family and their crosses, see. Article 2, paragraph 2, point (c) of the regulation).

2)» zoos, wildlife parks and the like. ': Zoological facilities as covered by the Ordinance on the approval and supervision of Zoological facilities, etc.

3) ' Identified ' means animals of the horse genus horses that are marked and registered and who have been issued with identification document (passport).

4)» Horse market ' shall mean the collection of animals of the horse genus with a view to circulation.

(2). In addition, you will find in the regulation mentioned definitions apply, see. Article 2 of the regulation.

Issuing agency for identification documents (passport) to the animals of the horse genus kept for breeding and production

§ 3. Danish Agricultural Advisory Service, National Centre, Horses, Udkaersvej 15 8200 Aarhus N, Skejby, issuing the identification document (passport) to the animals of the horse genus kept for breeding and production, see. Article 4, paragraph 3 and article 5, paragraph 1 of the regulation.

(2). The color of the pasomslaget should be bright green.

Submission of applications, etc.

§ 4. When the subject of an application or the request, etc., in accordance with article 5, paragraph 5, article 8, paragraphs 1 and 2, article 16, paragraph 3 or article 17 of the regulation, this is done by the owner.

Change of ownership

§ 5. Owners of animals of the horse genus must within 30 days after the transfer has taken place, submit notice of change of ownership by submission of ejercertifikat signed by the former and the current owner. Ejercertifikatet are submitted to the issuing body for the animal.

(2). Ejercertifikatet can be separated from the rest of the identification document (passport).

Animals that live game or partial game

§ 6. Food agency may, on application, may allow animals of the horse genus, which represent specific populations which live wild or partial game in specific areas, including nature reserves, the first to be identified in accordance with article 5 of the regulation, when they moved from these areas or released for animal husbandry.

Labeling and inspection

§ 7. Without prejudice to labelling. Article 11, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the regulation, can only be carried out by veterinary surgeons and of individuals who have undergone a course that is approved by the veterinary and Food Administration.

§ 8. Marking of animals of the horse genus pursuant to the provisions of the regulation shall be effected by chip marking.

(2). Animals of the horse genus, which is already tagged with a transponder that meets the requirements of the regulation referred to in article 6. Article 2, point (b) of the regulation, must not be marked) again.

(3). Transponder implanted parenterally under aseptic conditions on the animal's neck in the middle between the neck and withers at the transition between muscle and spækkam, see. Article 11, paragraph 2, 1. title of the regulation. The transponder must be placed on the left side of the animal's neck.

§ 9. An issuing body may require the Visual inspection, which will form the basis for the issue of passports, must be carried out by persons associated with the issuing body.

Central database

§ 10. The issuing bodies referred to in article 6. Article 4 of the regulation, the load referred to in article 21, paragraph 3, information concerning the equine family, born or identified in Denmark, in a central data base established by the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service, National Centre, Horses, on behalf of the veterinary and Food Administration.

(2). The loading of the data in the central database must be done immediately in continuation of that data are registered, see. Article 21, paragraph 3 of the regulation, and in the data format as determined by DaaS, Horses.

Contact point regarding the dead animals and animals for slaughter and destruction of the Passport

§ 11. Danish agricultural advisory service, DaaS Horses represent the focal point in Denmark, see. Article 23, paragraph 4 of the regulation. In article 19, paragraph 1 (c)) the Declaration referred to in the regulation may be submitted either directly to the focal point or to the issuing body referred to in article 6. Article 4, paragraph 1 of the regulation. The Declaration must be received by the contact point or the issuing body no later than 30 days after the death of dyrtets.

(2). When an animal of the genus is killed or even dead horse owner must submit their passport along with the Declaration referred to in paragraph 1. However, this does not apply if the animal is slaughtered in the context of public disease control.

(3). The issuing bodies shall arrange for the destruction of passport submitted in accordance with paragraph 2.

Reporting, accounting and auditing, etc.

§ 12. The issuing bodies shall report semi-annually to the Food Agency, an indication of the number of passports issued in the past six months and pays semi-annually to DVFA the equivalent amounts of fees collected, see. § 14. First reporting to the Food Agency is to take place in July 2010 for the first half of 2010, followed by the first deposit no later than as of the 31. July 2010 and so forth.

(2). The issuing bodies shall, not later than 4 months after the end of the financial year to the Food Agency submit a by a public accountant certified statement of the number of passports issued in the preceding year.

Identity checks on horse markets

§ 13. Within the genus equine horse markets must be given access to a supervisor to check that the animal is identified in accordance with article 5, article 11 or article 26, paragraph 1 of the regulation.

(2). Food region designates in connection with a horse market review a supervisor employed by food region or authorised by the same.

(3). The organizer of a horse market pay a fee per horse for the checks referred to in paragraph 1 to the relevant food region, see. notice on payment of checks of food and live animals, etc.

(4). The provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 shall not apply to markets where animals of the horse genus assembled solely for export.

(5). Other expenditure in connection with identification in accordance with the regulation and the provisions of this order is the public udvedkommende.

§ 14. To cover food regional follow-up proceedings relating to compliance with the rules laid down in the regulation and this Ordinance will charge the issuing body a fee in connection with the issuance of passports, see. notice on payment of checks of food and live animals, etc.

Punishment, entry into force, etc.

§ 15. Unless a higher penalty is inflicted upon other legislation strafes with fine those who:

1) is in breach of article 3, paragraph 1, article 13, paragraph 1, and article 15, paragraph 1 of the regulation and the annexes to the regulation, referred to in those provisions and

2) violates section 5, paragraph 1, article 7, article 8, paragraphs 1 and 3, article 10, article 11, paragraph 1, last sentence of section 13 (1) and section 15, paragraph 2, 3 and 4 of this Ordinance.

(2). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability according to the rules laid down in the Penal Code Chapter 5.

§ 16. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. January 2010, in accordance with article 3. However, paragraphs 3-4.

(2). Animals of the horse genus, who was born in the community, be identified in accordance with the regulation before 31 December 2004. December of the year in which the animal is born, or within six months after the animal's birth, whichever date is the latest.

(3). Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2, the following transitional provisions shall apply to animals of the horse genus that is born before the entry into force of the decree and as per this date not identified pursuant to decision 93/623/EEC or 2000/68/EC:

1) With effect from the entry into force of the Decree identified animals of the horse genus, which is intended to be injected into the slaughterhouse, performed or supplied markets/Assembly centres.

2) by 31 January. December 2010 equine family, who were born after 31 December 1997. December 2005 and no later than 31 December. December 2009 be identified.

3) by 1. July 2011, animals of the horse genus, there is born the 31. December 2001 and no later than 31 December. December 2005 be identified.


4) no later than 31 December. December 2011 shall be gennmeført identification for all other animals of the horse genus born no later than 31 December. December 2001.

(4). For the animal genus of horses who were born before or no later than 30 June. June 2009, and as per this date is recorded in accordance with decision 93/623/EEC or 2000/68/EC, and if the Passport is not provided with Title IX, apply the same transitional provisions as referred to in paragraph 3 to the update of the passport with Title IX.

(5). It is the responsibility of the owner, to submit a request for the issuance of passports no later than 2 months before the referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 time limits expired. Prior to submission of the request must be made to the labelling and inspection of the animal.
DVFA, the 15. December 2009 Jan Mousing/Kirsten Sejlstrup Annex 1

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 504/2008

of 6. June 2008

on the implementation of Council Directive 90/426/EEC and 90/427/EEC as regards the methods for identification of equidae

(Text with EEA relevance)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

having regard to Council Directive 90/426/EEC of 26. June 1990 on animal health conditions governing the movement and imports from third countries of equidae [1], and in particular article 4 (4)

having regard to Council Directive 90/427/EEC of 26. June 1990 on the zootechnical and genealogical conditions governing intra-Community trade in equidae [2], and in particular article 4 (2) (c)) and (d)), article 6, paragraph 2, second indent, and article 8, nr. 1), first subparagraph

having regard to Council Directive 94/28/EC of 23. June 1994 on the principles relating to the zootechnical and genealogical conditions for the importation of animals and their semen, ova and embryos from third countries and amending Directives 77/504/EEC on pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species [3], and in particular article 3, paragraph 4, and

on the basis of the following considerations:

(1) Commission decision 93/623/EEC of 20. October 1993 on an identification document (passport) accompanying registered equidae [4], was introduced in the interests of animal health control a method for identification of registered equidae during movement.

(2) Commission decision 2000/68/EC of 22. December 1999 amending Decision 93/623/EEC and on the identification of equidae for breeding and production [5] contains provisions on the identification document accompanying equidae are moved.

(3) decision 93/623/EEC and 2000/68/EC have not been implemented in the same way in all Member States. In addition, the identification of equidae in these decisions linked to the movement, while other livestock in accordance with the relevant Community legislation should be identified, regardless of whether they move or not, inter alia, in the context of disease control. The two-tier system of equidae for breeding and production on the one hand and, on the other hand, registered equidae may also mean that more than one identification document shall be issued for one and the same animal — a situation that can only be countered by the animal concerned shall be marked with an indelible, but not necessarily visible, mark in connection with the first identification.

(4) the summary diagram of the identification document in decision 93/623/EEC is not completely in accordance with the corresponding information required by international organizations, which administers equidae for competitions and races, and the World Organisation for animal health (OIE). Therefore, when this regulation establishes a summary chart that meets the needs of the community and are in line with the relevant internationally recognized requirements.

(5) importation of equidae shall remain subject to the provisions of Directive 90/426/EEC and, in particular, Commission decision 93/196/EEC of 5. February 1993 concerning the animal health conditions and veterinary certification for imports of equidae for slaughter [6] and Commission decision 93/197/EEC of 5. February 1993 concerning the animal health conditions and veterinary certification for imports of registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production [7].

(6) in relation to the application of customs procedures in the Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12. October 1992 establishing a Community customs code [8], it is necessary also to refer to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. 706/73 of 12. March 1973 concerning the Community provisions applicable to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man for trade in agricultural products [9]. In accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. 706/73 used the Community veterinary legislation from the 1. September 1973, but without the zootechnical legislation covered. This regulation should not affect the application of the above-mentioned regulation.

(7) the European Parliament and of the Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 1760/2000 by 17. July 2000 establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products [10] defines a user of animals. In article 4 (2) of Directive 90/426/EEC refers to the animal's owner or breeder. In Council Directive 92/35/EEC of 29 October 1993. April 1992 laying down control rules and measures to combat African horse sickness [11] used a combined definition of owner and user. As the owner of an animal in accordance with Community legislation and national law is not necessarily responsible for the animal, it should be specified that the first and foremost is the user of the equidae, which can also be the owner, who is responsible for identifying the animal in accordance with this regulation.

(8) in the interests of clarity of Community legislation, the methods for identification of equidae are laid down in this regulation, without prejudice to the application of Commission decision 96/78/EC of 10. January 1996 on the criteria for the establishment and registration of equidae in Stud-books for breeding [12].

(9) the methods used should be in accordance with the principles established by breeding organisations approved in accordance with Commission decision 92/353/EEC of 11. June 1992 concerning the criteria for the approval or recognition of organisations and associations which maintains or establishes Stud-books for registered equidae [13]. According to the same decision shall be the responsibility of the organization or association which leads the original herd-book for the breed, to establish a basis for a system for the identification of equidae, the Division of the herd-book into classes and enrollment of parents and grandparents in the herd-book.

(10) Furthermore, in the certificate of origin referred to in article 6. Article 4, paragraph 2, point (d)), of Directive 90/427/EEC, which shall be included in the identification document, should be indicated all the necessary information in order to ensure that equidae are moved between different herd-books, inscribed in the relevant class of the herd-book in accordance with the criteria that the animals meet.

(11) pursuant to article 1, third indent, of Commission decision 96/510/EC of 18. July 1996 on the pedigree and zootechnical certificates for the importation of breeding animals and their semen, ova and embryos [14], the pedigree and zootechnical certificate for registered equidae must correspond to the identification document in decision 93/623/EEC. It is therefore necessary to specify that every reference to decision 93/623/EEC, but also to decision 2000/68/EC, shall be construed as referring to this regulation.

(12) Since all equidae born in or imported into the community in accordance with this regulation, shall be identified by a single identification document, it is necessary to lay down specific rules for the situation in which animal the status of equidae for breeding and production changed to the status of registered equidae as referred to in article 2, subparagraph (c)), of Directive 90/426/EEC.

(13) Member States should have the possibility to introduce special schemes for the identification of equidae that strays wildly or partial wildly about in specific areas, including nature reserves, in order to create consistency with article 2, paragraph 2, of Directive 92/35/EEC.

(14) the use of electronic identifiers ("transponders") for equidae is already widely used at international level. This technology should be used to ensure a close link between the equidae and identification product. Equidae should be labelled with a transponder, but it should be possible to use alternative methods to prove the animal's identity, provided that these alternative methods offering equivalent guarantees, so the issuing of several different identification documents can be avoided.

(15) the equidae must, in accordance with the applicable Community legislation shall always be accompanied by the identification document, but it should be possible to derogate from this requirement, if it is impossible or very difficult to retain the identification document throughout the equine life, or if such document has not been issued, because the animal must be slaughtered before it reaches the maximum age is required for identification.

(16) such derogations should be granted, without prejudice to the application of article 14 of Council Directive 2003/85/EC of 29 April 2004. September 2003 on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease [15], which allows for derogation from certain disease control measures for equidae identified on farms, where there is a confirmed an outbreak of this disease.


(17) Member States should also be allowed to authorise the use of a simplified identification document for equidae, who moved within their own territory. In some places there are introduced plastic card with an embedded computer chip ("smart cards") for storing the relevant data. It should be allowed to issue such smart cards in addition to the identification document and, under certain circumstances, to use these instead of the identification document accompanying equidae in connection with a transfer within a Member State.

(18) in accordance with article 8 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 2079/2005 of 5. December 2005 on transitional arrangements in the context of the implementation of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 853/2004, (EC) No 1782/2003. 854/2004 and (EC) No 1782/2003. 882/2004 [16], the requirements concerning food chain information for equidae, be carried out before the end of 2009.

(19) It is necessary to make provision for cases where the original identification document issued for the entire lifetime in accordance with this regulation or is lost. These provisions should, as far as possible, prevent unlawful possession of more than one identification document with a view to the proper indication of the animal's status as intended for slaughter for human consumption. In the absence of adequate and verifiable information should be issued a duplicate copy of the document, which is marked as being a copy and generally ensures that the animal be kept out of the food chain; in other cases, should be issued a replacement document, which also must be marked as such, and whereby a previously registered equidae provides more be downgraded to a equidae for breeding and production.

(20) the identification document is without prejudice. articles 4 and 5 of Directive 90/426/EEC, a tool to make it possible to ensure that equidae are not moved in the event of an outbreak of disease on the holding where the animals are kept or bred. It is therefore necessary to provide that the validity of this document for the movement in the event of outbreaks of certain diseases may temporarily be repealed with an endorsement of the identification document.

(21) upon the death of equidae, except at the time of slaughter in a slaughterhouse, the identification document should be returned to the issuing body of the authority, which oversees the processing of dead animals in accordance with European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 1774/2002 of 3. October 2002 laying down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption [17], just as it should be ensured that the transponder or alternative devices, including brands, for the confirmation of the equine identity cannot be re-used.

(22) in order to prevent that the transponders are going to enter the food chain should meat from animals, from which it has not been possible to remove the transponder at the time of slaughter, declared unfit for human consumption, without prejudice. Title II, chapter V of Annex i to the directive of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 854/2004 of 29 April 2004. April 2004 laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls of products of animal origin for human consumption [18].

(23) whereas Standardised rules on where the transponder must be implanted, and registration of this place in the identification document should make it easier to locate the implanted transponders.

(24) in accordance with article 2 of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 178/2002 of 28. January 2002 laying down the General principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European food safety authority and laying down procedures relating to food safety [19] defined live animals prepared for placing on the market for use as human food as food. By the same regulation imposed a far-reaching responsibility of food business operators at all stages of food production, including concerning the traceability of the animals used in food production.

(25) equidae for breeding and production and registered equidae may at some point in their life be to slaughter animals as defined in article 2 (d)), of Directive 90/426/EEC. Meat of equidae, a synonym for equidae, are defined in annex I to the directive of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 853/2004 of 29 April 2004. April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin [20].

(26) in accordance with section III, paragraph 7, of annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 853/2004, to slaughterhouse operators receive, check and act on the basis of the food chain information comprehensive details of the origin, life course and handling for animals intended for food production. The competent authority may permit the information food chain for domestic solipeds are not sent to the abattoir in advance, but together with the animals. Information about the food chain should therefore include the identification document accompanying equidae for slaughter.

(27) in accordance with title II, chapter III, point 1, of Annex i to Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 854/2004, the official veterinarian shall verify that food business operators comply with the obligation to ensure that animals accepted for slaughter for human consumption are properly identified.

(28) in accordance with section III, paragraph 8, in annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 853/2004, food business operators must check passports accompanying domestic solipeds to ensure that the animal is intended for slaughter for human consumption, and if they accept the animal for slaughter, they must hand over their passport to the official veterinarian.

(29) without prejudice to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. 2377/90 of 26. June 1990 concerning a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal [21] and Council Directive 96/22/EC of 29 April 2004. April 1996 concerning the prohibition on the use of certain substances having a hormonal or thyrostatic action and of beta-agonists in stockfarming [22] is the treatment of equidae in veterinary medicinal products subject to European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/82/EC of 6 May 2003. November 2001 establishing a Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products [23].

(30) Article 10, paragraphs 2 and 3 of Directive 2001/82/EC provides for specific exceptions for equidae from that directive Article 11 relating to the treatment of animals intended for food production with medicines for which there is established a maximum residue limit for other species than those the medicinal product is intended for, or who is approved for the treatment of another State , provided that the said equidae are identified in accordance with Community legislation and in the identification document is declared not intended for slaughter for human consumption or use as an intended for slaughter for human consumption after a withdrawal period of at least six months, after the animals have been treated with substances listed in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 1950/2006 of 13. December 2006 laying down a list of substances essential for the treatment of equidae, in accordance with European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/82/EC on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products [24].

(31) in order to maintain control over the issuance of identification documents should be a minimum of relevant data relating to the issuing of these documents shall be recorded in a database. There should be cooperation on databases in the various Member States, in accordance with article 3. Council Directive 89/608/EEC of 21 December 1988. November 1989 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of legislation on veterinary and zootechnical matters [25], in order to facilitate the exchange of information.

(32) the Universal Equine Life Number (UELN) system is approved worldwide by the largest horse breeding and competitive organizations. The system has been developed at the initiative of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH), International Stud Book Committee (ISBC), World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO), European Conference of Arabian Horse organisation (ECAHO), Conférence Internationale de l'Anglo-Arabe (CIAA), the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) (International Equestrian Federation) and Union Européenne du Trot (UET), and there is information about the system on the UELN's website [26].

(33) UELN-system is suitable for recording both registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production and making it possible gradually to incorporate computer-based networks in order to ensure that the animals ' identity continues to be checked in accordance with article 6 of Directive 90/427/EEC, in the case of registered equidae.

(34) The codes, the databases are assigned, as well as the format used for the registered identification numbers for individual animals, should not in any way be in conflict with the established UELN-system. The list of assigned UELN-codes should therefore be consulted before a database is assigned a new code.


(35) in accordance with article 7, paragraph 3 of Directive 90/426/EEC requires the official veterinarian in a register identification number or identification document number introduce for the equidae slaughtered and, at the request of the competent authority at the shipping location for this submit a certificate, which confirms that the animal is slaughtered. According to the directive article 4, paragraph 4, point (i)), the identification document after the slaughter of a registered animal be returned to the authority which issued it. These requirements should also apply for identification documents issued for equidae for breeding and production. Registration of a UELN-compatible individual number and the use of this identification by the authorities or bodies that have issued identification document, should make it easier to meet these requirements. Member States should, if possible, make use of the liaison bodies designated by them in accordance with article 35 of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 882/2004 of 29 April 2004. April 2004 on official controls for the purpose of verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules are complied with [27].

(36) whereas the veterinary supervision necessary to provide the necessary animal health guarantees, without prejudice. articles 4 and 5 of Directive 90/426/EEC, can only be ensured, if the competent authority is aware of the holding as defined in article 2(a) of the directive). Similar requirements result from the application of food legislation concerning equidae, used as animals intended for food production. When equidae are moved frequently compared to other livestock, one should not, however, try to introduce regular real-time traceability of equidae. Identification of equidae should therefore be a first step on the road towards a system for the identification and registration of equidae, which will be completed within the framework of the new community animal health policy.

(37) for the purpose of uniform application of Community rules on the identification of equidae in the Member States and to ensure that the legislation is clear and transparent, should decision 93/623/EEC and 2000/68/EC should be repealed and replaced by this regulation.

(38) provision should be made for transitional measures that make it possible for Member States to adapt to the provisions of this regulation.

(39) the measures provided for in this regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the food chain and animal health —

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

PURPOSE, SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Purpose and scope

1. This regulation lays down provisions on the identification of equidae:

(a)) was born in the community, or

(b)) are put into free circulation in the community in accordance with the customs procedure referred to in article 4(2)(a). 16)) (a) of Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. 2913/92.

2. This regulation is without prejudice to the application of:

(a)) Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. 706/73 and decision 96/78/EC and

b) measures taken by the Member States for the registration of holdings keeping equidae.

Article 2

Definitions

1. this Regulation shall apply the definitions contained in article 2, subparagraph (a)), (c))-f), (h)) and in), of Directive 90/426/EEC and article 2 (c)), of Directive 90/427/EEC.

2. in addition, for the purposes of:

a) "user" means any natural or legal person who owns or is in possession of an animal or has the task to look after the animal free of charge or not, also on a temporary basis, including during transportation, in markets or in connection with contests, races or cultural events

(b)) "transponder": a passive device for radio frequency identification, which can only be read and which:

in) are in accordance with ISO standard 11784 and using HDX-or FDX-B technology and

II) can be read by a reading device that is compatible with ISO standard 11785, at a distance of at least 12 cm

c) ' equidae ' means wild or domesticated mammals of equine of all species in the genus Equus in the Equidae family and their crosses

(d)) "unique individual number" means a unique 15 digit alpha-numeric code with information about the individual equidae and database and country where this information the first time is registered in accordance with Universal Equine Life Number (UELN)-code system, which includes:

in) a six-digit UELN-compatible identification code referred to in article 21, paragraph 1, referred to in the database, followed by

II) a nine-digit unique identification number, which the equidae are assigned

e) "smart cards": a plastic device with a built-in computer chip, which can be stored as electronic data, and can transmit these to compatible computer systems.

CHAPTER II

IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT

Article 3

General principles and requirements concerning the identification of equidae

1. Equidae as referred to in article 1, paragraph 1, should not be kept unless they are identified in accordance with this regulation.

2. A user of an animal that does not own the animal, must exercise its functions in accordance with this regulation on behalf of and in agreement with the natural or legal person who owns that particular equidae (hereinafter referred to as "the owner").

3. for the purposes of this regulation, the system for the identification of equidae, include the following:

(a)) a total identification document, which is valid throughout the animal's life

(b)) a method to ensure a unique connection between the identification document and the equidae

(c)) a database in which identification information relating to the animal for which there is an identification document issued to a person registered in the same database, registered under a unique identification number.

Article 4

Bodies issuing identification documents for equidae

1. Member States shall ensure that article 5, paragraph 1, referred to the identification document for registered equidae shall be issued by the following bodies (hereinafter referred to as "issuing bodies"):

(a)) the organization or Association officially approved or recognised by the Member State or by the official service of the Member State concerned, both within the meaning of article 2 (c)), first indent, of Directive 90/427/EEC, which leads the herd-book for the particular animal variety, see. Article 2, point (c)), of Directive 90/426/EEC, or

(b)) a Department, which has its head office in a Member State, of an international association or organization which manages the competition or race horses, see. Article 2, point (c)), of Directive 90/426/EEC.

2. Identification documents issued by the authorities of a third country issuing pedigree certificates in accordance with article 1, third indent, of decision 96/510/EC, are deemed to be valid under this regulation for registered equidae as referred to in article 1, paragraph 1 (b)).

3. The body issuing it in article 5, paragraph 1, referred to the identification document for equidae for breeding and production shall be designated by the competent authority.

4. In paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 shall be issuing bodies shall exercise their functions in accordance with this regulation, in particular articles 5, 8-12, 14, 16, 17, 21 and 23.

5. Member States shall draw up and keep up to date the list of issuing bodies and makes this information available to the other Member States and to the public on a Web site.

Information about the issuing bodies shall as a minimum include the contact information that is necessary for the provisions in article 19 can be observed.

In order to make it easier for Member States to make the updated lists available Commission creates a site where all Member States put a link to their respective national sites.

6. The list of issuing agencies in third countries, as referred to in paragraph 2 shall be drawn up and updated in accordance with the following conditions:

(a)) the competent authority of the third country in which the issuing agency has home, guarantees:

in) to the issuing body complies with paragraph 2

(ii)) to the issuing agency, if it is approved in accordance with Directive 94/28/EC meet the disclosure requirement in article 21, paragraph 3, of this regulation

III) that lists the issuing bodies shall be drawn up, kept up to date and submitted to the Commission.

(b)), the Commission:

I) shall regularly inform the Member States about new or updated lists that it has received from the competent authorities of third countries in accordance with subparagraph (a)), nr. (iii))

II) shall ensure that up-to-date versions of these lists are available to the public

III) puts on urgent issues relating to the list of issuing agencies in non-member countries on the agenda of the Standing Committee on Zootechnics in order on the decision in accordance with the procedure referred to in article 11 (2) of Council Directive 88/661/EEC [28].

Article 5

Identification of equidae born in the community

1. Equidae born in the community are identified by a single identification document, which is in accordance with the model for the identification document for equidae in the annex I ("the identification document" or "Passport"). The document shall be issued for the whole of the equine life.

The identification document shall be issued in a printed, indivisible format and must contain headings for entering the required information in the following sections:

a) section I-X for registered equidae


b) as a minimum, title I, III and IV and title VI-IX for equidae for breeding and production.

2. The issuing body shall ensure that there is not an identification document shall be issued for an animal, unless as a minimum section of is duly completed.

3. Registered equidae are identified in the identification document in accordance with the rules laid down by the issuing authority referred to in article 4 (1) or (2) in this regulation, without prejudice. However, article 1, paragraph 1 of decision 96/78/EC and notwithstanding paragraph 1 (a)), and paragraph 2 of this article.

4. For registered equidae fills the issuing body referred to in article 4, paragraph 1, point (a)), and (2) of section II of the identification document with the contents of the certificate of origin referred to in article 6. Article 4, paragraph 2, point (d)), in Directive 90/427/EEC.

In accordance with the principles set out by the approved or recognised breeders ' organization, which leads the original herd-book for the breed, that registered equidae belongs to, the certificate of origin shall contain complete information on the descent, the section of the stud-book, provided for in articles 2 or 3 of decision 96/78/EC, and, if the book includes several classes, the class of the stud-book chapters which the equidae is introduced in the.

5. In order to be issued with an identification document shall submit the user or, where the legislation of the Member State, the animal is born in, explicitly provides it, the owner of an application for an identification document, as provided for in paragraph 1 of this article to the issuing body referred to in article 6. Article 4, paragraph 1, 2 or 3, in paragraph 6 of this article and in article 7, paragraph 1, referred to time limits, with all information needed to fulfil the provisions of this regulation, shall be presented.

6. Notwithstanding the provisions of article 13, paragraph 1, shall be identified equidae born in the community, in accordance with the provisions of this regulation before 31 December. December of the year in which the equidae are born, or within six months after the animal's birth, depending on what date is the latest.

Notwithstanding the first subparagraph, Member States may decide to limit the maximum permitted period for identification of equidae to six months.

Member States making use of the derogation in the second subparagraph, it shall inform the Commission and the other Member States thereof.

7. The section order and numbering must remain unchanged in the identification document, with the exception of section I, which can be placed in the middle of the identification document, then the document is opened on this section.

8. The identification document shall not be issued in duplicate, or replaced, see. However, articles 16 and 17.

Article 6

Exception relating to completion of section I of the identification document

If a transponder is implanted in accordance with article 11, or if an individual, visible mark that cannot be deleted, is affixed in accordance with article 12, it is, by way of derogation from article 5, paragraph 2, allowed to leave point 3b to 3 h in the identification document's title I, part A, point 12 to 18 in the summary chart in section I of the document identification part B, or to use a photograph or print, in sufficient detail to identify the equidae, instead of filling out the summary chart.

The derogation provided for in paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the rules for the identification of equidae, laid down in article 4, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 shall be issuing bodies.

Article 7

Exemptions related to the identification of certain equidae live game or partial game

1. Notwithstanding article 5, paragraph 1, 3 and 5, the competent authority may decide that the equidae constitutes specific populations which live wild or partial game in specific areas, including nature reserves, as delineated by the same authority, only to be identified in accordance with article 5, when they moved from these areas or released for animal husbandry.

2. Member States which intend to make use of the possibility of a derogation under paragraph 1, shall communicate to the Commission, the population and which areas we are talking about:

(a)) no later than six months after the entry into force of this regulation, or

(b)) before making use of this derogation option.

Article 8

Identification of imported equidae

1. The user or, where the legislation of the Member State, the animal is introduced in, explicitly provides it, the owner applies for an identification document or for the registration of the existing identification document in the relevant issuing body database, see. Article 21 not later than 30 days after the customs procedure as defined in article 4, nr. 16)) (a) of Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90. 2913/92 have been completed when:

a) equidae imported into the community, or

(b) temporary importation), as defined in article 2, point (i)), of Directive 90/426/EEC should be amended for the final importation in accordance with article 19 of the directive) (iii).

2. Accompanied a equidae as referred to in paragraph 1 of this article for papers that do not meet the requirements of article 5, paragraph 1, or does not contain all the information required pursuant to this regulation, the issuing body shall carry out the following on request of the user or, where the legislation of the Member State, the animal is introduced in, explicitly provides it, the owner:

a) fill the papers so that they comply with the requirements of article 5, and

(b)) it detects the information for the identification of the animals concerned as well as the additional information in the database, see. Article 21.

3. If the papers accompanying equidae as referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, cannot be changed, so that they comply with the requirements of article 5, paragraphs 1 and 2, they shall be considered not to be valid means of identification in accordance with this regulation.

Where the documents referred to in the first subparagraph shall be returned to or declared invalid by the issuing authority, this shall be recorded in the database referred to in article 21, and the equidae are identified in accordance with article 5.

CHAPTER III

REQUIRED INSPECTION PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS AND TRANSPONDERS

Article 9

Control of total identification documents issued for equidae

Prior to the issuance of an identification document shall take the issuing body or the person acting on behalf of the issuing body, all appropriate measures to:

a) verify that such an identification document is not already issued for that equidae

(b) prevent the illegal issuing of more) identification documents for a single animal.

These measures shall as a minimum include the review of existing relevant documents and electronic records, the study of animals for signs or marks, which gives reason to believe that the animals have been identified at an earlier stage, as well as the implementation of the measures provided for in article 10.

Article 10

Measures for the detection of previously-labelling of equidae

1. The measures referred to in article 9 shall, as a minimum, include measures making it possible to discover the following:

(a)) any previously implanted transponder, using a reading device that is in accordance with ISO standard 11785 and who can read the HDC and FDX-B transponders, as a minimum, when the reader is in direct contact with the body surface at the point where a transponder usually implanted

(b)) any clinical sign that a previously implanted transponder has been removed by a surgical procedure

c) any alternative notice affixed to the animal in accordance with article 12, paragraph 3 (b)).

2. If the measures referred to in paragraph 1 shall be presumed that the previously implanted a transponder or arranged an alternative mark in accordance with article 12, paragraph 3 (b)), the issuing body shall take the following measures:

a) in the case of equidae born in a Member State, it shall issue a duplicate or replacement identification document in accordance with articles 16 or 17.

b) in the case of imported equidae, shall take it in article 8, paragraph 2, the measures referred to.

3. If the measures referred to in paragraph 1 (b)), presuming that previously implanted a transponder, or gives the measures referred to in paragraph 1, point (c)), the presumption that there is placed an alternative brand, introduces the issuing body duly this information in part A and in the summary chart in section B of the identification document section in.

4. It is confirmed that a transponder or an alternative mark referred to in paragraph 3 has been removed from an animal born in the community, without the relevant documentation available, issuing the issuing body referred to in article 4, paragraph 1 or 3, a replacement document in accordance with article 17.

Article 11

Electronic identity verification methods

1. The issuing body shall ensure that equidae, the first time it is identified, actively labelled with implantation of a transponder.

Member States shall fix the minimum qualifications required to carry out the operations referred to in the first subparagraph, or designate a person or a professional group, to carry out these activities.

2. Transponder implanted parenterally under aseptic conditions on the animal's neck in the middle between the neck and withers at the transition between muscle and spækkam.


The competent authority may authorize the transponder implanted in another place in the equine neck, provided that such alternative implantation is not potential harm for the animal's welfare and does not increase the risk of migrating, the transponder according to the method described in the first subparagraph.

3. When the transponder is implanted in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2, insert the issuing agency the following information in the identification document:

a) in title I, part A, point 5, as a minimum, the last 15 digits in the code, read the device shows by reading the transponder after implantation, as well as, where appropriate, a sticker with a bar code or a print of this barcode containing the code for at least the last 15 digits in the code that is read from the transponder

b) of title i, part A, point 11, the signature and stamp of the person referred to in article 6. paragraph 1, which was responsible for the identification and implantation of the transponder

(c)) paragraph 12 or 13 (depending on which side the transponder is implanted in) in the summary chart in section i, part B, an indication of where the transponder is implanted in the equids.

4. Notwithstanding paragraph 3, subparagraph (a)), in this article specify the name of the manufacturer or of the reading system in the identification document's title I, part A, point 5, if the scope of article 26, paragraph 2, referred to measures carried out for an animal that is tagged with a previously implanted transponder, which do not meet the standards referred to in article 2, paragraph 2 (b)).

5. a Member State shall lay down the rules in accordance with in article 2, paragraph 2 (b)), referred to standards to ensure that the numbers displayed by the transponders implanted by issuing bodies referred to in article 4, paragraph 1, point (a)), approved in accordance with decision 92/353/EEC by the competent authorities of the Member State concerned, are unique, applied these provisions so they do not give rise to problems in relation to the identification system established by the issuing authority in the other Member State or third country, who made the identification in accordance with the provisions of this regulation at the request of the user or, where the legislation of the Member State, the animal is born in, explicitly provides it, the owner.

Article 12

Alternative identity verification methods

1. Byway of derogation from article 11, paragraph 1, the Member States may allow that equidae are identified by appropriate alternative methods, including with markers giving equivalent scientific guarantees, which individually or collectively shall ensure that equidae identity can be verified, and which effectively prevents double the issuance of identification documents (hereinafter referred to as "alternative methods").

The issuing body shall ensure that the identification document is issued for an animal, unless the alternative method, see. the first subparagraph shall be entered in section 6 or 7 of the identification document's title I, part A, and shall be recorded in the database, see. Article 21, paragraph 1, subparagraph (f)).

2. Used an alternative method, provides the user the tools to access these identification information or shall bear any costs to control the animal's identity.

3. Member States shall ensure the following:

(a)) that for the bulk of the equidae are identified in accordance with this regulation, not used alternative methods as the only means of control of equine identity and

(b)) to visible markers placed on equidae for breeding and production, cannot be confused with the marks on their territory is reserved for registered equidae.

4. Member States which intend to make use of the derogation provided for in paragraph 1, shall make this information available to the Commission, the other Member States and to the public on a Web site.

In order to make it easier for Member States to make this information available, the Commission shall set up a Web site, where all Member States put a link to their respective national sites.

CHAPTER IV

THE MOVEMENT AND TRANSPORT OF EQUIDAE

Article 13

The movement and transport of registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production

1. The identification document shall at all times accompanying registered equidae and equidae for breeding and production.

2. by derogation from paragraph 1, it shall not be necessary that the identification document accompanying equidae as referred to in the same paragraph, where these:

(a)) are housed or pastured, and identification document can be provided immediately by the user

(b)) moved temporarily and on foot either:

in) near the holding in a Member State, so that the identification document can be provided within three hours, or

II) during migration in the context of transhumance of equidae to and from summer pastures, and identification documents can be obtained on departure the holding

(c)) is not from weaning and accompanying the mother or ammehoppen

d) participate in training or a sample as part of a horse or a horse event and competition in this context is forced to leave the area where competition or the event takes place

e) is moved or transported in an emergency situation, which includes the equidae itself or, without prejudice to article 14, paragraph 1, second subparagraph, of Directive 2003/85/EC, the holding in which the birds are kept.

Article 14

Derogations for certain movements and transport with or without simplified identification documents

1. Notwithstanding article 13, paragraph 1, the competent authority may authorize the movement or transport within the same Member State of equidae referred to in that paragraph that are not accompanied by their identification document, provided that they are accompanied by a smart card, which is issued by the body which issued their identification document, and contains the information specified in annex II.

2. Member States making use of the derogation in paragraph 1, can give each other derogations for movements or transport in article 13, paragraph 1, referred to equidae on their own areas.

They shall notify the Commission of their intention to grant such waivers.

3. The issuing body shall issue a temporary document that, as a minimum, includes the unique individual number and transponderkoden, if it is known, and which allows the equidae are moved or transported within the same Member State for a period not to exceed 45 days, and in which the identification document shall be returned to the issuing body or the competent authority for the purpose of updating the identification information.

4. When an animal is transported to another Member State, or through another Member State to a third country in the period referred to in paragraph 3, it shall, regardless of the animal's registration status, in addition to the temporary document is accompanied by a health certificate in accordance with Annex C to Directive 90/426/EEC. The animal is not tagged with a transponder, or it isn't identified after an alternative method in accordance with article 12 of this regulation, a health certificate must be filled in with a description, in accordance with the identification of the document section in.

Article 15

The movement and transport of equidae for slaughter

1. The identification document issued in accordance with article 5, paragraph 1, or article 8, must accompany the equidae for slaughter during their movement or transport to the slaughterhouse.

2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, the competent authority may authorise an animal for slaughter, who is not identified in accordance with article 5, shall be transported directly from the holding to the slaughterhouse of birth in the same Member State, provided that:

(a)) the equidae is under 12 months old and has visible tooth stars on the temporary lateral incisors

b) secured continuous traceability of transportation from the farm to the slaughterhouse of birth

(c)) the equidae are individually identifiable during transportation to the slaughterhouse, without prejudice. Article 11 or 12

(d)) the consignment in accordance with section III of annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 853/2004 shall be accompanied by information about the food chain, which must include the individual identification information, see. ) (c) of this piece.

3. Article 19, paragraph 1 (b)), (c)) and (d)), shall not apply to the transfer or transport of equidae for slaughter in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article.

CHAPTER V

DUPLICATE ISSUANCE, REPLACEMENT AND TEMPORARY INVALIDATION OF IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Article 16

Duplicate copies of identification document

1. If the original identification document is lost, but it is possible to determine the identity of the equine, primarily by means of the code that is read from the transponder or after the alternative method, and there is a statement by the owner, the issuing body shall issue, in accordance with article 3. Article 4, paragraph 1, a duplicate copy of the identification document, which contains the unique individual number and clearly marked as such ("duplicate copy of identification document").

In such cases the equidae shall be classified in section IX, part II, in duplicate identification document which are not intended for slaughter for human consumption.

Details of the issued duplicate of the identification document and the equine classification in section IX herein are recorded in the database referred to in article 21, with an indication of the unique individual number.


2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, second subparagraph, the competent authority may decide to suspend the equine animal intended for slaughter for human consumption status in six months if the user within 30 days after the reported loss of identification document can satisfactorily demonstrate that the equine status as intended for slaughter for human consumption are not compromised with medical treatment.

The competent authority designates for this purpose in the first column of title IX, part III, of the duplicate of the identification document date for the start of the six-month suspension period and fill in the third column thereof.

3. Is the lost original identification document issued by an issuing authority referred to in article 4, paragraph 2, in a third country, shall be issued duplicate of the identification document of the relevant issuing body and sent to the user or, where the legislation of the Member State in which the equidae are, expressly provides for it, the owner via the issuing body or the competent authority of the Member State concerned.

In such cases the equidae shall be classified in section IX, part II, in duplicate identification document which are not intended for slaughter for human consumption, and the information recorded in the database referred to in article 21, paragraph 1, point (l)), be adapted accordingly.

Duplicate identification document may, however, be issued by an issuing body as referred to in article 4, paragraph 1, point (a)), that detects the equidae of that breed, or by an issuing body as referred to in article 4, paragraph 1 (b)), that detects the equidae for this purpose in the Member State in which the equidae are, if the original issuing authority in the third country has agreed to herein.

4. Is the lost original identification document issued by an issuing body that no longer exists, the duplicate of the identification document issued by an issuing body of the Member State in which the equidae are, in accordance with paragraph 1.

Article 17

Replacement identification documents

If the original identification document is lost, and it is not possible to determine the identity of the equine, the issuing body shall issue, in accordance with article 3. Article 4, paragraph 3, of the Member State in which the equidae are, a replacement identification document, which should be clearly marked as such and meet the requirements of article 5, paragraph 1 (b)).

In such cases the equidae shall be classified in section IX, part II, of the replacement identification document which are not intended for slaughter for human consumption.

Details of the issued replacement identification document and the equine registration status and classification of section IX herein be adapted accordingly in the database referred to in article 21, with an indication of the unique individual number.

Article 18

Suspension of identification documents with regard to relocation

The official veterinarian shall abolish identification document's validity to the movement with an endorsement to that effect in the document's title VIII, if an animal be kept on or come from a holding:

(a)) is subject to a ban, as referred to in article 4, paragraph 5, of Directive 90/426/EEC or

(b)) is situated in a Member State or part of a Member State which is not free of African horse sickness.

CHAPTER VI

DEATHS OF EQUIDAE AND EQUIDAE INTENDED FOR SLAUGHTER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AND REGISTRATION OF MEDICAL TREATMENT

Article 19

Deaths of equidae

1. When the equidae dies or is slaughtered, the following measures:

a) transponder is protected against subsequent fraudulent use, mainly through the collection, destruction or disposal on site

b) identification document is invalidated, as a minimum, by the stamped "invalid" on first page

c) sent a statement to the issuing agency, either directly or through it in article 23, paragraph 4, referred to the contact point, with indication of the equine unique individual number, in which it reported that the equidae slaughtered, killed or even dead, with indication of the date of the animal's death, and

(d)) the invalidated identification document must be destroyed.

2. The measures referred to in paragraph 1 shall be carried out by or under the supervision of:

(a) the official veterinarian);

I) in the case of slaughter or killing in the context of disease control measures, see. Article 4, paragraph 4, point (i)), of Directive 90/426/EEC, or

II) post-mortem inspection referred to in article 6. Article 7, paragraph 3 of Directive 90/426/EEC, or

(b)), the competent authority as defined in article 2, paragraph 1, point (i)) of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 1774/2002 in the event of disposal or processing of the carcass in accordance with article 4 or 5 of the same regulation.

3. Can the transponder not being removed from an animal slaughtered for human consumption as required by paragraph 1 (a)), the official veterinarian shall declare the meat or the part of the meat containing the transponder, unfit for human consumption in accordance with title II, chapter V, point 1) (n), in annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 854/2004.

4. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, point (d)), and without prejudice to the provisions of the issuing agency has printed identification document, Member States may implement procedures for the return of the invalidated document to the issuing body.

5. Die or disappear the equidae in any way other than as referred to in this article, provides the user identification document back to the appropriate issuing authority, see. Article 4, paragraph 1, 2 or 3, no later than 30 days after the animal's death or disappearance.

Article 20

Equidae for slaughter for human consumption and registration of medical treatment

1. An animal considered to be destined for slaughter for human consumption otherwise than in the identification document's title IX, part II, irreversibly declared not intended for this purpose, because this declaration must be signed by:

(a)) the user or owner of your choice or

(b)) the user and the responsible veterinarian, acting in accordance with article 10, paragraph 2, of Directive 2001/82/EC.

2. Prior to any treatment, carried out in accordance with article 10, paragraph 2, of Directive 2001/82/EC, or any treatment with a drug that has been approved in accordance with the same directive, article 6, paragraph 3, establishes the responsible veterinarian the equine status as either intended for slaughter for human consumption, which is standard procedure, or not intended for slaughter for human consumption without prejudice to article. identification document's title IX, part II.

3. Is the treatment referred to in paragraph 2 of this article not allowed for an animal intended for slaughter for human consumption, shall ensure that the responsible veterinarian that the equidae in accordance with the derogation provided for in article 10 (2) of Directive 2001/82/EC shall irrevocably be declared not intended for slaughter for human consumption, by:

a) complete and sign the identification document's title IX, part II, and

b) void the identification document's title IX, part III.

4. Should an animal be treated in article 10, paragraph 3, of Directive 2001/82/EC referred conditions, specifies the responsible veterinarian of the identification document's title IX, part III, the necessary information about the medicinal product containing substances which are essential for the treatment of equidae without prejudice. the list in Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 1950/2006.

The responsible veterinarian specifies the date of the most recent submission of the medicinal product as prescribed and shall notify in accordance with article 11, paragraph 4, of Directive 2001/82/EC the date of expiry of the user in accordance with article 10, paragraph 3 of the same directive laid down a withdrawal period.

CHAPTER VII

RECORDS AND PENALTIES

Article 21

Database

1. In connection with the issuance of the identification document or registration of previously issued identification documents record the issuing body, as a minimum, the following information concerning the equidae in its database:

(a)) the unique individual number

b) art

c) gender

d) color

e) date of birth (day, month and year)

f) if it is relevant, as a minimum, the last 15 digits in the code that is read from the transponder, or the code that is read with a device for radio frequency identification, which does not meet the standard set out in article 2, paragraph 2 (b)), together with information on the required reading system, or the alternative method

g) country of origin

h) date of issuance and any change of the identification document

I) name and address of the person identification document issued to

j) status of registered equidae/equidae for breeding and production

k) animal's name (birth name and, where appropriate, trade names)

l) animal's status as not intended for slaughter for human consumption (if known)

m) details of any duplicate and replacement identification documents, see. articles 16 and 17

n) the notified date of the animal's death.

2. The issuing agency shall retain in paragraph 1 of this article the said records in its database for at least 35 years, or for at least two years after the death of equidae as declared in accordance with article 19, paragraph 1 (c)).


3. After having registered the information referred to in paragraph 1 shall send to the issuing body promptly the information referred to in paragraph 1 (a))-f) and n), to the central database in the Member State in which the equidae are born, if such a central database has been made available in accordance with article 23.

Article 22

Information on the code of the issuing body's database

Member States shall make the names, addresses, including contact information, and the six-digit UELN-compatible identification code for the issuing body's databases available to the other Member States and to the public on a Web site.

In order to make it easier for Member States to make this information available, the Commission shall set up a Web site, where all Member States put a link to their respective national sites.

Article 23

Central databases, collaboration and contact points

1. A Member State may decide that the issuing agency must load the information referred to in article 21 concerning equidae born or are identified on the territory of the Member State, in a central data base, or to the issuing body, the database must be network connected with this central database (hereinafter referred to as "the central database").

2. Member States shall cooperate in accordance with Directive 89/608/EEC by managing their central databases.

3. Member States shall make the name, address and the six-digit UELN-compatible identification code on their central databases available to the other Member States and to the public on a Web site.

In order to make it easier for Member States to make this information available, the Commission shall set up a Web site, where all Member States put a link to their respective national sites.

4. Member States shall establish a contact point to which the Committee referred to in article 19 (1) (c)), referred to the Declaration can be filed for the purpose of forwarding to the respective issuing bodies approved on their territory.

The contact point can be a liaison agency referred to in article 35 of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 882/2004.

Details of the contact point, which can be loaded into the central database, made available to the other Member States and to the public on a Web site.

In order to make it easier for Member States to make this information available, the Commission shall set up a Web site, where all Member States put a link to their respective national sites.

Article 24

Sanctions

Member States shall lay down rules on the penalties to be applied in the event of infringement of this regulation and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. Penalties provided for must be effective, proportionate and dissuasive tionate to.

Member States shall notify the Commission of these provisions not later than 30 June. June 2009. Any subsequent changes that affect these, shall be notified to the Commission as soon as possible.

CHAPTER VIII

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 25

Lifting

Decision 93/623/EEC and 2000/68/EC are hereby repealed with effect from the 1. July 2009.

References to the repealed decisions shall be construed as references to this regulation.

Article 26

Transitional provisions

1. Equidae born before or no later than 30 June. June 2009, and as per this date is identified in accordance with decision 93/623/EEC or 2000/68/EC, are deemed to be identified in accordance with this regulation.

Identification documents of those equidae registered in accordance with article 21 (1) of this regulation by 31 December 2006. December 2009.

2. Equidae born before or no later than 30 June. June 2009, and as per this date not identified pursuant to decision 93/623/EEC or 2000/68/EC, identified by 31 March 2007. December 2009 in accordance with this regulation.

Article 27

Date of entry into force of

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the official journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from the 1. July 2009.

This regulation is binding in its entirety and directly applicable in each Member State.

Done at Brussels, 6. June 2008.

On behalf of the Commission

Androulla VASSILIOU

Member of the Commission

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ANNEX I

IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT FOR EQUIDAE

PASSPORT

General guide

This guide is intended as a help to the user, and without prejudice to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 504/2008.

I. passport must contain a complete guidance on how it is used, and information about the issuing agency in French, English and (one of) the official language of the Member State or the country in which the issuing agency has its headquarters.

II. content of the Passport

A. the passport must contain the following information:

1. Sections I and II — identification

The equidae must be identified by the competent authority. The identification number must clearly identify the animal show and the body which issued the identification document, and must be UELN-compatible.

In section I, paragraph 5, there must be space to at least 15 digits of transponderkoden.

For registered equidae passport must contain information about the lineage and the registered class, the animal is enrolled in, see. the rules laid down by the authorised breeding organisation issuing the Passport.

2. Section III — Owner

The name of the owner or his agent/representative must be indicated if this is a requirement from the issuing agency.

3. Section IV — recording of identity checks

In all cases where legislation contains requirements on the control of the equine identity be carried out such inspection, and this shall be recorded by the competent authority.

4. Sections V and VI — vaccination record

All vaccinations must be recorded in section V (only vaccination against equine influenza) and title VI (all other vaccinations). The information can be applied in the form of a sticker.

5. Title VII — Laboratory study of animal health status

The result of any kind of checks carried out in order to detect any infectious diseases must be registered.

6. Title VIII — the document's validity for moving

Invalidation/recurrence of validity of the document in accordance with article 4, paragraph 4, of Directive 90/426/EEC and a list of compulsorily notifiable diseases.

7. Title IX — Treatment with veterinary medicinal products

Part I and part II or part III of this section be completed properly in accordance with the instructions in this section.

B. the passport may contain the following information:

Title X — Health baseline requirements


Official notes

1) Executive order complements and contains certain provisions of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 504 of 6. June 2008 implementing Council Directive 90/426/EEC and 90/427/EEC as regards methods for the identification of equidae (Official Journal of the European Union 2008, L 149, page 3 ff.). According to article 249 of the EC Treaty where a regulation is directly applicable in each Member State. The reproduction of certain provisions from the regulation of the order is entirely justified in practical terms and shall not affect the validity of the regulation's immediate in Denmark.