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Animal Health Regulations

New disease reporting requirements were introduced on 21 April 2021, in order to comply with the European Union’s (EU) Animal Health Regulations (AHR).

Whilst there is no requirement to implement the AHR in Great Britain (GB), legislative changes have been made to enable ongoing trade with the EU as a Third Country. This is to allow the movement of live animals, products of animal origin, and germinal products; from GB to the EU, and GB to Northern Ireland, to continue.

This includes the requirement (in Annex I of the Entry into the Union Act) that all terrestrial diseases listed under the Animal Health Regulation are notifiable in third countries exporting live animals to the EU. The reporting requirements depend on the specific disease; for some, reporting as soon as possible will be required, for others reporting will be monthly (and for two diseases, PRRSV and BVDV, reporting will depend on which genotype is detected). The reporting requirements are summarised in the resources below.

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Reporting notifiable disease

If you suspect a notifiable animal diseases or have animal welfare concerns, please notify APHA immediately.

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