Animal Diseases Act

Animal Diseases (Fees) Regulations 1962

[GN 102 of 1962 – 5 December 1962] [Section 17]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Animal Diseases (Fees) Regulations 1962.

2. These shall be paid, in respect of any item specified in the first column of the Schedule, the corresponding fee specified in the second column of that Schedule.

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SCHEDULE

[Regulation 2]

FEES

 

(Rs)

 

Biochemical and microbiological examination of samples other than those of poultry and rabbits

15

per sample

Postmortem of any animal other than poultry and rabbits

15

per animal

Sterilisation for every –

   

 (a) 25 feathers or less
 (b) 5 fans or less
 (c) other item

10
10
10

 

[Sch. amended by s. 2 of Act 22 of 1967 w.e.f. 21 November 1967; revoked and replaced by reg. 5 of GN 171 of 1984 w.e.f. 17 November 1984.]

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Animal Diseases (Swine Fever) Regulations 1958

[GN 12 of 1958 – 3 March 1958] [Section 17(1)]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Animal Diseases (Swine Fever) Regulations 1958.

2. (1)The movement of any pig, pig carcase or pig product, except for the pig products specified in the Schedule, shall be prohibited.

(2) The movement of any pig product specified in the Schedule shall be subject to the condition set out in that Schedule.

3. (1)No live pig, pig carcase, pig product, baseline basket or pig basket shall be –

 (a) exported to any other island comprised in the State of Mauritius;

 (b) imported into Mauritius,

unless a veterinary surgeon has so authorised in writing.

(2) The import and export referred to in paragraph (1) shall be subject to such conditions as the veterinary surgeon may impose.

[Reg. 3 revoked and replaced by reg. 2 of GN 66 of 1958 w.e.f. 18 September 1958.]

4. Every person having any pig in his possession or under his control shall –

(a) cause such pig to be vaccinated in such manner as the veterinary surgeon may determine;

(b) –

(c) report any death occurring in his stock to the nearest police station within 24 hours of such death.

5. 

6. No pig shall be slaughtered unless a veterinary surgeon has approved the slaughter.

[Reg. 6 revoked and replaced by reg. 2 of GN 21 of 1958 w.e.f. 1 April 1958.]

7. The slaughter of any pig and the disposal of any pig product shall be subject to such manner as a veterinary surgeon may determine.

8. (1)No kitchen waste product shall be imported.

(2) No kitchen waste product shall be purchased from any vessel.

9. These regulations shall be in addition to and not in derogation of any regulations in force relating to the control of meat and foodstuff.

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SCHEDULE

[Regulation 2]

1. Imported ham, cooked or cured

2. Imported bacon, cooked or cured

3. Tinned pork products

4. Imported frozen pork

5. Pork fat or lard

6. Sausages of all kinds, including blood sausage

7. Frozen pork other than imported

8. Bacon cooked or cured, other than imported

9. Ham cooked or cured, other than imported

N.B. – ConditionThe export, import, or transport of the products listed in items 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 is prohibited except under the written authority of and on such conditions as a veterinary surgeon may determine.

[Sch. note inserted by reg. 3 of GN 66 of 1958 w.e.f. 18 September 1958.]

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Animal Diseases Regulations 1925

[GN 198 of 1925 – 5 September 1925] [Section 17]

PART I – PRELIMINARY

1. These regulations may be cited as the Animal Diseases Regulations 1925.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the Animal Diseases Act;

"Permanent Secretary" means the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of agriculture.

[Reg. 1 amended by reg. 2 of GN 176 of 1953 w.e.f. 19 December 1953; revoked and replaced by reg. 2 of GN 18 of 1955 w.e.f. 19 March 1955; reg. 2 of GN 65 of 1972 w.e.f. 10 June 1972; reg. 3 of GN 171 of 1984 w.e.f. 17 November 1984.]

3. (1) No person shall import any live animal, carcasse, egg, meat, meal, bone meal, fodder, litter, fresh or untanned hide, manure or other fertiliser of animal origin unless he holds a permit issued by the Permanent Secretary and pays the appropriate fee specified in Part I of the First Schedule.

(2) The Permanent Secretary may attach to a permit issued under paragraph(1) such condition as he may determine to prevent the introduction of any animal disease into Mauritius.

(3) No owner, operator or agent of an aircraft or ship shall unload, or allow the unloading of, any live animal in Mauritius unless he pays the veterinary clearance fee specified in Part I of the First Schedule.

[Reg. 2 amended by reg. 3 of GN 176 of 1953 w.e.f. 19 December 1953; revoked and replaced by reg. 2 of GN 18 of 1955 w.e.f. 19 March 1955; reg. 2 of GN 65 of 1972 w.e.f. 10 June 1972; amended by reg. 2 of GN 144 of 1973 w.e.f. 17 November 1973; reg. 3 of GN 171 of 1984 w.e.f. 17 November 1984.]

4. (1) Where any animal has been unloaded from an aircraft or ship in Mauritius, the Permanent Secretary may order the animal to be kept under observation at a quarantine station for such period as he may determine.

 (2) No person shall remove any animal kept under observation at a quarantine station under paragraph (1) unless he pays the appropriate fee specified in Part II of the First Schedule.

[Reg. 3 revoked and replaced by reg. 2 of GN 18 of 1955 w.e.f. 19 March 1955; reg. 2 of GN 65 of 1972 w.e.f. 10 June 1972; reg. 3 of GN 171 of 1984 w.e.f. 17 November 1984.]

5. 

[Reg. 4 amended by reg. 2 of GN 9 of 1971 w.e.f. 6 February 1971; revoked and replaced by reg. 2 of GN 65 of 1972 w.e.f. 10 June 1972; amended by reg. 3 GN 247 of 1978 w.e.f. 18 November 1978; revoked and replaced by reg. 3 of GN 171 of 1984 w.e.f. 17 November 1984; revoked by Reg. 3(a) of GN 202 of 1984 w.e.f. 29 December 1984.]

PART II – ANTHRAX

6.No animal coming from a port or place in which anthrax has existed, or is reported to have existed, during the 6 months before the shipment, shall be landed unless accompanied by a certificate stating that the animal has, within 10 days of shipment, been inoculated with anti-anthrax vaccine, and until it has undergone, since shipment, a period of quarantine of 28 days, including the voyage.

[Reg. 5 amended by GN 147 of 1944; reg. 4 of GN 176 of 1953 w.e.f. 19 December 1953; reg. 3 of GN 18 of 1955 w.e.f. 19 March 1955.]

7. The veterinary officer may dissect the carcase of, or remove portions of, an animal which has died of anthrax for the purpose of diagnosis.

8. 

Where an animal has died, or is suspected to have died of anthrax, the owner or person in charge of the carcase shall cause the same to be properly burned or buried in lime to a depth of not less than 3 feet.

9. (1)Any animal suffering from or suspected to be suffering from anthrax, or which has been in contact with any such animal, may be ordered to be inoculated or slaughtered.

(2) If an animal referred to in paragraph (1) is grazing at pasture, no animal shall be removed from such pasture without a permit from the veterinary surgeon.

10. The owner or person in charge of an animal ordered to be slaughtered shall give effect to such order without delay.

11. If an animal ordered to be inoculated is not inoculated within a period of 48 hours, such animal shall be slaughtered and the carcase destroyed by the owner, or in case of non-compliance, by order of the veterinary surgeon, without compensation.

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