162. Control and eradication of disease.

162.     Control and eradication of disease.

The Animal Health Act 1981 makes provision for the control and eradication of diseases in animals, including those specifically associated with farm animals1. Particular provision is made in relation to the establishment of preventative measures and contingency plans2, the separation and treatment of diseased animals3, the import and export of animals4, the movement of diseased animals and the control of infected areas5, slaughter and compensation6, and enforcement7. Specific provision is also made in connection with individual diseases namely rabies