374. Statutory provisions.

11.     Animal Health

(1)     Eradication and Prevention of Animal Diseases

(i)     Diseases in Animals: Statutory Framework

374.     Statutory provisions.

The common law position with its accent on liability to third parties1 has been greatly added to in modern times by legislation aimed at the eradication and prevention of disease in animals, and for these purposes statutory controls have been established over the whole field of animal movement, treatment and slaughter. The principal provisions are to be found in the Animal Health Act 1981 and in regulations made thereunder2.

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