Ordinance On The Control Of Bluetongue

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om bekæmpelse af bluetongue

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Ordinance on the control of bluetongue1)

Under section 27, paragraph 2, article 29, article 30, paragraphs 1 and 3, § 33, article 34, paragraph 1, article 44, paragraph 1, section 67 and section 70, paragraph 3, of the law on the keeping of animals, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 814 of 14. July 2012, determined, definitions and scope

§ 1. For the purposes of this order: 1) Bluetongue: Vector when disease in ruminants. The disease is caused by orbivirus.

2) Vector: Insects of the genus Culicoides capable of transmitting bluetongue, which.

3) Holding: A property where there are permanently or temporarily reared or kept animals.

4) Crew: a collection of at least one animal of the same species, which is used for a particular purpose, are linked to a specific geographical location, and have an owner in the form of a natural or legal person.

5) Owner or responsible: the natural or legal persons who own a herd or are tasked to look after it, whether or not for remuneration.

6) live, attenuated vaccines: Vaccines manufactured by customizing isolates of naturally occurring Bluetongue virus through repeated passages in tissue culture or in embryonated chicken eggs.

7) control zone: an area in which the establishment has a radius of 20 km around the infected holding.

8) Protection zone: an area in which the establishment has a radius of at least 100 kilometres around the infected holding.

9) surveillance zone: an area in which the establishment has a width of at least 50 km outside the protection zone in which there is no vaccination against bluetongue is made with live, attenuated vaccines in the last 12 months.

10) restriction zone: an area that consists of the protection zone and the surveillance zone that is established.

§ 2. The Ordinance shall apply to ruminants that live in captivity, without prejudice. However, § 3, paragraph 2.

Suspicion and review

§ 3. Owner or responsible must know the suspected presence of bluetongue immediately summon a veterinarian.

(2). The suspected presence of bluetongue in wild ruminants, must immediately notify the veterinary and Food Administration.

(3). Call, see. (1) or a notification, see. paragraph 2, shall come to pass, if among ruminants seems to one or more of the following symptoms: 1) Edema in the head.

2) Ulceration of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and ensuing drooling.

3) swollen and blue tongue.

4), red Swollen teats.

5) Lameness caused by inflammation of the Crown the belts.

Suspected holdings

§ 4. If one or more animals in a herd are suspected of being infected with bluetongue, article 3, paragraph 3, or suspected on the basis of laboratory tests, instructs Food Agency holding a public supervision, which may include the prohibition or injunction, to: 1) Owner or responsible must keep a list, which is updated on a daily basis, of the number of animals in each category of ruminants with an indication of the health of animals , including the number of newborn babies and dead animals. The information shall be kept for at least five years and must be presented on request and Food Administration.

2) Owner or responsible to contribute to the development of an inventory of places where there are favourable conditions for the survival of the vector, or where it may reside, especially sites that are favourable for its reproduction.

the movement of ruminants to 3) or from the crew is forbidden.

4) Ruminants are kept enclosed in the period when the vectors are active, unless Food Agency determines that the animals must go out in the period.

5) Owner or responsible must by means of authorised insecticides have performed regular treatments of ruminants, the buildings in which ruminant kept and around these buildings.

6) Owner or responsible must ensure that semen, embryos and ova derived from ruminant animals kept on the farm, not used or removed without food administration permission.

7) Owner or responsible should let take samples for laboratory testing in accordance with the Food Administration Manual.

§ 5. On a holding where there are animals suspected of being infected with bluetongue, begin the Food Agency an epidemiological study.

§ 6. Supervision will be repealed when the suspicion of bluetongue has been ruled out of the veterinary and Food Administration.

§ 7. In an enterprise whose geographical situation or contacts with the suspected crew gives Food Agency reason to suspect possible contamination spreading, prohibition or injunction may be provided on the measures, as referred to in section 4.

Infected herds

§ 8. A herd is considered to be infected with bluetongue, once the Food Agency declares it. This will be based on laboratory results from the Veterinary Institute at the Technical University of Denmark, where bluetongue has been detected material from animals in the herd.

(2). In the event of an epidemic can Food Agency consider a crew for being infected solely on the basis of clinical symptoms in animals or epidemiological results.

(3). Epidemiological data must show that the clinical signs or results of laboratory testing are due to the presence of the Bluetongue virus in the herd and are not attributable to vaccinated animals or animals which are seropositive for other reasons.


§ 9. When a herd is infected with bluetongue, instructs Food Agency holding a public supervision, which may include orders that: 1) the animals are killed, in so far as Food Agency deems it necessary in order to prevent the spread of infection.

2) Owner or responsible must ensure that semen, embryos and ova of ruminants that is kept on the holding must be destroyed. Food agency may, however, under defined conditions, allow the products used.

3) Owner or responsible should let take samples for laboratory tests after food administration manual.

(2). Semen, embryos and oocytes collected from ruminant animals in the herd during a period when the infection is presumed to have been in the herd must be tracked down and destroyed after the Food Agency's instructions.

§ 10. Food Agency finalizes the after section 5 started epidemiological investigation.

§ 11. When the food agency has declared a herd of infected with bluetongue, see. § 8, the Food Agency set up a control zone around the infected holding. The measures provided for in section 4 shall apply to holdings situated in the control zone. However, the Food Agency under defined conditions allow the movement of ruminants in the control zone.

(2). The measures provided for in paragraph 4 may also apply to holdings that are not located within a radius of 20 kilometers from the infected herd, where these farms location or contact with the infected herd gives Food Agency reason to suspect contagion spread.

(3). Food Agency can expand or shrink the control zone.

Restriction zone

§ 12. Immediately after a crew is declared infected with bluetongue, see. § 8, establishes the Food Agency a protection zone and a surveillance zone.

§ 13. All movement of ruminant animals out of the restriction zone is prohibited, unless the conditions laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003. 1266/2007 are met.

§ 14. Owner or responsible for a crew in the restricted zone shall, if the Food Agency requires: 1) participate in an epidemiological surveillance programme based on monitoring of ruminants and stocks of vectors, 2) participate in a clinical inspection of ruminants, 3) participate by taking samples of ruminant origin, with a view to implementation of a laboratory testing for bluetongue, and 4) participate in possible vaccination of animals and ensure that vaccinated animals can be identified.

Epidemiological investigation

§ 15. An epidemiological study initiated in pursuance of this Ordinance shall include at least: 1) the length of time that bluetongue may have existed in the herd.

2) information on the possible origin of bluetongue in the herd as well as the detection of other herds, which may have become infected by the same source.

3) indication of the occurrence and distribution of disease vectors.

4) information about the movements of ruminants from or to the crew, including the removal of dead animals.


§ 16. Vaccination against bluetongue is not allowed, see. However, (2) and section 14, nr. 4. the provisions of paragraph 2. Food agency may permit or require the use of vaccination against bluetongue: 1) with inactivated vaccines in areas designated by the veterinary and Food Administration.

2) with live attenuated vaccines by crews located in the protection zone.

Criminal and commencement provisions

§ 17. With fine punished anyone who: 1) violates § 3, paragraph 1, article 13, article 16, paragraph 1, or 2) fails to comply with prohibitions, orders, instructions or conditions under section 4, article 9, article 11, paragraph 1, § 14, or section 16, paragraph 2.

(2). The penalty can rise to imprisonment for up to 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 for doing so, or 2) achieved or intended achieved economic 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.

§ 18. The notice shall enter into force on the 21. September 2012.

(2). At the same time repealed Executive Order No. 97 of 20. February 2002 on the fight against bluetongue.

DVFA, the 17. September 2012 Per s. Habib/Stig Mellergaard Official notes
1) Notice implements parts of Council Directive 2000/75/EC of 20. November 2000 on the adoption of specific provisions relating to measures for the control and eradication of bluetongue, EC-Official Journal L 327 s. 74, 2000, as amended by European Parliament and Council directive 2012/5/EU of 14. March 2012 amending Council Directive 2000/75/EC as regards vaccination against bluetongue, Official Journal L 81 s. 1, 2012. In the notice includes certain provisions of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1266/2007 of 26. October 2007 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Directive 2000/75/EC as regards the control of, monitoring of, and restrictions on the movements of certain animals of susceptible species in relation to bluetongue, EC-Official Journal L 283, s. 37-52, 2007. According to article 288 of the Treaty where a regulation is directly applicable in each Member State. The reproduction of these provisions in the Ordinance is thus entirely justified in practical terms and shall not affect the validity of the regulation's immediate in Denmark.