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MOVEMENT OF ANIMALS ON TO FORM D FARMS

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Under present arrangements to control the spread of foot and mouth ...
Under present arrangements to control the spread of foot and mouth
disease farms within the 3km protection zone of an infected premises
are issued with unlimited Form D restrictions. Animals may not move
off premises unless licensed by the ministry.
Some movements off Form D farms in the protection zone have already
been allowed under licence. They are:
- live animals to slaughter
- live animals for slaughter under the Livestock Welfare
(Disposal) Scheme
- movement across a road using an occupational licence
- movement to another grazing within the same protection zone
In addition to these movements already announced, it is now possible
to move animals on to Form D premises, in certain circumstances,
under licence. This will allow, for example, recently calved
heifers to be brought back to their home farm in a protection zone
from their temporary accommodation.
Farmers wishing to take advantage of these arrangements should
contact their Divisional Veterinary Manager, either by telephone or
in writing. The DVM will arrange for the necessary veterinary risk
assessment to be carried out and, where appropriate, for a licence
to be issued.
These changes apply both to local movement licences, for journeys of
up to 10km by road (5km as the crow flies) and to the Longer
Distance Movement Scheme. They will be introduced with immediate
effect.
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