S.I. No. 251/1992 - Diseases of Animals (Notification of Infectious Diseases) Order, 1992.

S.I. No. 251 of 1992.


I, JOE WALSH, Minister for Agriculture and Food, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 3 , 12 and 13 of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1966 (No. 6 of 1966), as adapted by the Agriculture (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1987 ( S.I. No. 97 of 1987 ), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Diseases of Animals (Notification of Infectious Diseases) Order, 1992 and shall come into operation on the 15th day of September, 1992.

2. In this Order—

"animal" means cattle, sheep, goats and all other ruminating animals, horses, donkeys and all other equines and swine;

"disease" means any of the following diseases, namely,

Aujeszky's disease

Brucellosis in ruminating animals (except cattle) and swine

Campylobacteriosis (caused by or involving Campylobacter jejuni)

Caprine viral arthritis — encephalitis

Caseous lymphadenitis

Contagious agalactia

Contagious equine metritis

Enzootic abortion of ewes

Equine viral arteritis

Goat pox

Lumpy skin disease

Maedi visna

Mycoplasmosis (caused by or involving Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma meleagridis or Mycoplasma synovia)

Peste des petits ruminants

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (Porcine corona virus)

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome


Pulmonary adenomatosis

Rift valley fever

Salmonellosis (caused by or involving Salmonella enteriditis or Salmonella typhimurium)


Tuberculosis in ruminating animals (except cattle)

Turkey rhinotracheitis

Diseases of poultry caused by or involving Yersinia spp.;

"diseased" means affected with a disease within the meaning of this Order.

3. Any person who has or has had in his possession or under his charge any animal, poultry, carcase, egg, or any semen or embyro of an animal or poultry, which is diseased, or which he suspects to be diseased, and any veterinary surgeon who, whether by reason of an examination or otherwise, believes or suspects that any animal, poultry, carcase, egg, or any semen or embyro of an animal or poultry is diseased, shall, with all practicable speed, notify the fact to—

( a ) the Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Food, Dublin 2, or

( b ) an inspector at a District Veterinary Office of the Department of Agriculture and Food.

GIVEN under my Official Seal this 3rd day of September, 1992.


Minister for Agriculture and Food.


This Order makes the diseases listed in Article 2 of the Order notifiable.