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Consultation on proposals to implement council directive 92/35/EEC on control of African horse sickness

Defra is inviting comments on proposals to introduce new legislation on the control of African horse sickness and the draft associated control strategy.

African horse sickness is a notifiable exotic animal disease which is recognised as causing damage to the international equine industry through direct losses of susceptible animals and damage to related industries and trade.

Legislation on the control of African horse sickness in England must be consistent with European Union Council Directive 92/35/EEC. The planned change will be to create African horse sickness specific domestic legislation that closely follows the requirements of the Council Directive. 

The consultation invites views on how we plan to implement the EU requirements in England. Details are set out in the draft regulations available below.

The closing date for responses to this consultation is 11 March 2010.

The consultation package includes:

Page published: 17 December 2009