399. General provision as to foot-and-mouth disease.

Detailed provision has been made governing the action to be taken to prevent or control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease1. Provision is made in detail as to notification, suspicion and investigation of the disease2, and as to measures following confirmation of the disease3. Many activities are prohibited in such cases, or may be carried out only under licences granted by an inspector or the appropriate authority4. The appropriate authority has to ensure the dissemination of necessary information concerning restrictions and requirements imposed to control the spread of the disease5.

General powers are given:


    (1)     to veterinary inspectors to take action