Restricted area (animal disease)

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Endangered district, a special form of the restricted area

In the Federal Republic of Germany, a restricted area can be ordered by the competent authority ( veterinary office ) to protect against a particular risk of an animal disease and for its duration, taking into account the economic and transport interests involved.

If it is not sufficient to block the stable or other location of animals with a disease or suspect or the farmstead because the animal disease represents a greater and more general risk by its nature, the place or the field mark or a differently determined area can also prevent traffic with animals and with such objects that could be carriers of the contagious substance are banned. The lock can be limited to individual streets or parts of the village or the field mark and is usually measured according to a certain radius around the epidemic source z. B. one kilometer for vicious foulbrood or three kilometers for classic swine fever .

The blocking of the Feldmark or an area extending beyond the Feldmark may only be ordered if

  1. the outbreak of the animal disease or the suspicion of the outbreak has been established by the expert opinion of the civil servant veterinarian or
  2. the outbreak of the animal disease has been established in a Member State or third country and animals susceptible to the animal disease have been brought into the country.

The animal disease ordinances may contain the provision that the restricted area on the main access roads is marked as such by signs with clear and durable inscription. The type of animal disease is indicated, so the text can be, for example: "Swine fever - restricted area".

All animals of the species susceptible to the disease, all businesses and also private individuals must observe the restrictions applicable in the restricted area. The establishment of a restricted area is therefore made public in the customary manner.

Individual evidence

  1. German Bee Disease Ordinance
  2. German Swine Fever Ordinance

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