Who does this apply to?
Any keeper or person in charge of sheep.
What are the principal controls?
The Order requires that sheep visibly affected with sheep scab and all other sheep in that flock shall be treated with a DEFRA approved product.
- Sheep visibly affected with sheep scab, or from a flock containing sheep affected by sheep scab may not be moved from any premises except:
i. Direct to slaughter
ii. For Treatment
iii. Under a local authority notice or licence
What role does the Local Authority play?
- An Inspector may, by notice, require isolation or movement and detention of sheep pending confirmation of the disease.
- On veterinary and DEFRA confirmation of the disease, the Inspector will require the owner or keeper to treat the sheep.
- Veterinary and keeper certification of treatment is required within 14 days of treatment, alternatively, evidence of slaughter is required.
- In default of a notice to treat, the Local Authority may cause the sheep to be treated at the owners or keepers expense.