Farm Animal Welfare In General

Original Language Title: Lauksaimniecības dzīvnieku vispārīgās labturības prasības

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 5 Riga, January 2, 2008 (pr. No 1 8) livestock general welfare requirements Issued under the Animal protection law article 10 (1) of rule 1 defines the general welfare of farm animals (except invertebrates) for holding and use. 2. Implementation of the provisions of the control of the food and veterinary service. 3. animals kept for agricultural purposes if their genotype (an organism's heredity factors) or phenotype (for external and internal body structure and function, or the characteristics and properties of the whole) such animals is not detrimental to their health and well-being. 4. the welfare of livestock regulations governing these cases the livestock owner to ensure that the shed is the employee who has a certificate issued by the competent authority attesting to its knowledge of the relevant species of livestock welfare. This employee ensures that the animal on the holding of the person is employed trained welfare requirements. 5. Livestock at timed intervals of feeding their age, species and physiological needs the appropriate full feed and watered with fresh water. Animal feed and water does not contain substances and objects which animals can cause suffering or injury. 6. Livestock housing equipment of automatic and mechanical check at least once a day and any damage remedied immediately. If this is not possible, immediately take the necessary measures for agricultural animal health and welfare. To prevent the risk of fire and electric shock, the mere establishment of the holding in accordance with the laws and regulations on fire safety and electrical safety. 7. ensure livestock species, the physiological and Ethological needs of the necessary physical activity. If the animal is in lasting or permanently tied or hobbled by its feet are wet, or it is in the cage, animal provides sufficient space for movement. 8. Do not allow the keeping of farm animals in permanent darkness. If the animal is standing there in artificial lighting, it provides the necessary rest from this light. If a farm animal physiological and Ethological needs for natural light is not sufficient to provide an adequate artificial lighting. 9. Animals which are held outdoors, protected from unfavourable weather conditions and predators, and also prevent threats to their health and life. 10. Housing, pens, pens and equipment manufactured from materials which: 10.1. are not detrimental to the health of farm animals;
10.2. is to clean and disinfect. 11. Livestock housing equipment must not be with sharp edges or bumps that could injure the animals. 12. Livestock feeding and watering space equipment so as to prevent the contamination of food and water and to ensure easy access to all the animal feeding and watering places, eliminating the harmful effects of competition between the. 13. Disease prevention, therapeutic or zootechnical purposes to farm animals of veterinary medicinal products given. If the animals entered restriction of the use of the medicine, it is used in accordance with the requirements of the law on restrictions on the use of the medicinal product in animals as well as animal and animal food chain. 14. the owner of a livestock animal inspection at any time of day or under (permanent or transportable) lighting. 15. the livestock owner to ensure that the exchange of air, ventilation, dust level, temperature, relative air humidity and gas concentrations in noise intensity does not harm the animal and Agriculture meet the animal's physiological and Ethological needs. 16. Housing, equipped with an artificial ventilator: 16.1. fitted with an alarm device that equipment damage during the warning of tidal disruption. Alarm tested regularly;
16.2. provides backup ventilation which guarantees sufficient air exchange and maintain the health and well-being of the animal, if the system is damaged. 17. the livestock owner and holder have the following rights: 17.1. get emergency veterinary assistance, which requires the need for livestock;
17.2. to receive the medical opinion of the official veterinarian on the health status of the livestock or the cause of death;
17.3. to require practicing veterinarian's written acknowledgement of receipt of the modifications to the veterinārmedicīniskaj livestock operations and their results. 18. the owner of the livestock provides to: 18.1. these rules are observed;
18.2. at least once a day to check the health of farm animals and housing conditions in compliance with the agricultural animal welfare requirements;
18.3. sick or injured animal agriculture to be separated, but if this is not possible, to ensure its recovery in appropriate circumstances;
18.4. to collect his manure according to shed the manure disposal technology;
18.5. at least once a day to collect his food surpluses are damaged;
18.6. be made to the account of the livestock illness, treatment or death of the animal. This information shall be kept for a period of three years and shall, on request, be produced to the food and veterinary service officer;
11.6. farm animal shall not be subject to pain, suffering and the possibility of personal injury;
12.8. for livestock care according to the number of staff with the appropriate skills and professional skills. 19. it is prohibited to modify the appearance of the livestock, except where it is established for the protection and welfare of animals in the area of regulatory legislation. 20. it is prohibited to use agricultural natural or artificial breeding or breeding procedures which cause or may cause pain or injury to the animal. According to animal protection and welfare laws regulating is allowed to use that could result in minor or temporary suffering or injury. 21. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet September 9, 2003, the provisions of no. 511 "farm animal welfare requirements in General" (Latvian journal, 2003, 125. no). Informative reference to European Union directive rules included provisions deriving from Council of 20 July 1998 Directive 98/58/EC on the protection of animals kept for farming purposes. Prime Minister i. Godmanis Minister of Agriculture m. rose