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Terrestrial Animal Health Code 2010

World Organisation for Animal Health

Included through kind permission of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

Volume 1

General provisions




User's guide



Section 1.

Animal disease diagnosis, surveillance and notification

Chapter 1.1.

Notification of diseases and epidemiological information

Chapter 1.2.

Criteria for listing diseases

Chapter 1.3.

Prescribed and alternative diagnostic tests for OIE listed diseases

Chapter 1.4.

Animal health surveillance

Chapter 1.5.

Surveillance for arthropod vectors of animal diseases

Chapter 1.6.

Status for OIE listed diseases: procedures for self declaration and for official recognition by the OIE

Section 2.

Risk analysis

Chapter 2.1.

Import risk analysis

Section 3.

Quality of veterinary services

Chapter 3.1.

Veterinary Services

Chapter 3.2.

Evaluation of Veterinary Services

Section 4.

General recommendations: Disease prevention and control

Chapter 4.1.

General principles on identification and traceability of live animals

Chapter 4.2.

Design and implementation of identification systems to achieve animal traceability

Chapter 4.3.

Zoning and compartmentalisation

Chapter 4.4.

Application of compartmentalisation

Chapter 4.5.

General hygiene in semen collection and processing centres

Chapter 4.6.

Collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant and porcine semen

Chapter 4.7.

Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses

Chapter 4.8.

Collection and processing of in vitro produced embryos/oocytes from livestock and horses

Chapter 4.9.

Collection and processing of micromanipulated embryos/oocytes from livestock and horses

Chapter 4.10.

Collection and processing of laboratory rodent and rabbit embryos/ova

Chapter 4.11.

Somatic cell nuclear transfer in production livestock and horses

Chapter 4.12.

Disposal of dead animals

Chapter 4.13.

General recommendations on disinfection and disinsectisation

Chapter 4.14.

Hygiene and disease security procedures in apiaries

Chapter 4.15.

Hygiene precautions, identification, blood sampling and vaccination

Section 5.

Trade measures, import/export procedures and veterinary certification

Chapter 5.1.

General obligations related to certification

Chapter 5.2.

Certification procedures

Chapter 5.3.

OIE procedures relevant to the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization

Chapter 5.4.

Animal health measures applicable before and at departure

Chapter 5.5.

Animal health measures applicable during transit from the place of departure in the exporting country to the place of arrival in the importing country

Chapter 5.6.

Border posts and quarantine stations in the importing country

Chapter 5.7.

Animal health measures applicable on arrival

Chapter 5.8.

International transfer and laboratory containment of animal pathogens

Chapter 5.9.

Quarantine measures applicable to non-human primates

Chapter 5.10.

Model veterinary certificates for international trade in live animals, hatching eggs and products of animal origin

Chapter 5.11.

Model international veterinary certificate for dogs and cats originating from rabies infected countries

Chapter 5.12.

Model passport for international movement of competition horses

Section 6.

Veterinary public health

Chapter 6.1.

The role of the Veterinary Services in food safety

Chapter 6.2.

Control of biological hazards of animal health and public health importance through ante- and post-mortem meat inspection

Chapter 6.3.

The control of hazards of animal health and public health importance in animal feed

Chapter 6.4.

Hygiene and disease security procedures in poultry breeding flocks and hatcheries

Chapter 6.5.

Prevention, detection and control of Salmonella in poultry

Chapter 6.6.

Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance

Chapter 6.7.

Harmonisation of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes

Chapter 6.8.

Monitoring of the quantities of antimicrobials used in animal husbandry

Chapter 6.9.

Responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine

Chapter 6.10.

Risk assessment for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobials in animals

Chapter 6.11.

Zoonoses transmissible from non-human primates

Section 7.

Animal welfare

Chapter 7.1.

Introduction to the recommendations for animal welfare

Chapter 7.2.

Transport of animals by sea

Chapter 7.3.

Transport of animals by land

Chapter 7.4.

Transport of animals by air

Chapter 7.5.

Slaughter of animals

Chapter 7.6.

Killing of animals for disease control purposes

Chapter 7.7.

Stray dog population control

Chapter 7.8.

Use of animals in research and education

Volume 2

Recommendations applicable to OIE Listed diseases and other diseases of importance to international trade

Section 8.

Multiple species

Chapter 8.1.


Chapter 8.2.

Aujeszky's disease

Chapter 8.3.


Chapter 8.4.


Chapter 8.5.

Foot and mouth disease

Chapter 8.6.


Chapter 8.7.

Japanese encephalitis

Chapter 8.8.

New world screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) and old world screwworm (Chrysomya bezziana)

Chapter 8.9.


Chapter 8.10.


Chapter 8.11.

Rift Valley fever

Chapter 8.12.


Chapter 8.13.

Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis)

Chapter 8.14.


Chapter 8.15.

Vesicular stomatitis

Chapter 8.16.

West Nile fever

Section 9.


Chapter 9.1.

Acarapisosis of honey bees

Chapter 9.2.

American foulbrood of honey bees

Chapter 9.3.

European foulbrood of honey bees

Chapter 9.4.

Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida)

Chapter 9.5.

Tropilaelaps infestation of honey bees

Chapter 9.6.

Varroosis of honey bees

Section 10.


Chapter 10.1.

Avian chlamydiosis

Chapter 10.2.

Avian infectious bronchitis

Chapter 10.3.

Avian infectious laryngotracheitis

Chapter 10.4.

Avian influenza

Chapter 10.5.

Avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum)

Chapter 10.6.

Avian tuberculosis

Chapter 10.7.

Duck virus enteritis

Chapter 10.8.

Duck virus hepatitis

Chapter 10.9.

Fowl cholera

Chapter 10.10.

Fowl typhoid and pullorum disease

Chapter 10.11.

Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro disease)

Chapter 10.12.

Marek's disease

Chapter 10.13.

Newcastle disease

Section 11.


Chapter 11.1.

Bovine anaplasmosis

Chapter 11.2.

Bovine babesiosis

Chapter 11.3.

Bovine brucellosis

Chapter 11.4.

Bovine genital campylobacteriosis

Chapter 11.5.

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Chapter 11.6.

Bovine tuberculosis

Chapter 11.7.

Bovine tuberculosis of farmed cervidae

Chapter 11.8.

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

Chapter 11.9.

Enzootic bovine leukosis

Chapter 11.10.

Haemorrhagic septicaemia (Pasteurella multocida serotypes 6:b and 6:e)

Chapter 11.11.

Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/ infectious pustular vulvovaginitis

Chapter 11.12.

Lumpy skin disease (caused by group III virus, type Neethling)

Chapter 11.13.


Chapter 11.14.


Section 12.


Chapter 12.1.

African horse sickness

Chapter 12.2.

Contagious equine metritis

Chapter 12.3.


Chapter 12.4.

Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern and Western)

Chapter 12.5.

Equine infectious anaemia

Chapter 12.6.

Equine influenza

Chapter 12.7.

Equine piroplasmosis

Chapter 12.8.

Equine rhinopneumonitis

Chapter 12.9.

Equine viral arteritis

Chapter 12.10.


Chapter 12.11.

Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

Section 13.


Chapter 13.1.


Chapter 13.2.

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Section 14.

Ovidae and capridae

Chapter 14.1.

Caprine and ovine brucellosis (excluding Brucella ovis)

Chapter 14.2.

Caprine arthritis/encephalitis

Chapter 14.3.

Contagious agalactia

Chapter 14.4.

Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia

Chapter 14.5.

Enzootic abortion of ewes (Ovine chlamydiosis)

Chapter 14.6.


Chapter 14.7.

Ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis)

Chapter 14.8.

Peste des petits ruminants

Chapter 14.9.


Chapter 14.10.

Sheep pox and goat pox

Section 15.


Chapter 15.1.

African swine fever

Chapter 15.2.

Classical swine fever

Chapter 15.3.

Porcine brucellosis

Chapter 15.4.

Swine vesicular disease

Chapter 15.5.

Teschovirus encephalomyelitis (previously enterovirus encephalomyelitis,Teschen disease,Talfan disease) (under study)

Chapter 15.6.

Transmissible gastroenteritis

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