CHAPTER 252 - STOCK DISEASES ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Stock Diseases Regulations

Trypanosomiasis Regulations

East Coast Fever Regulations

Branding of Cattle (Kasama District) Regulations

Foot and Mouth Disease Regulations

Stock Diseases (Veterinary Fees) Regulations

STOCK DISEASES REGULATIONS

[Section 15]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Veterinary districts

   4.   Quarantine stations

   5.   Importation of stock and specified articles

   6.   Conditions of quarantine

   7.   Disposal of carcasses

   8.   Inoculation and branding

   9.   Movement

   10.   Manufacture and import of virus and vaccine

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

      THIRD SCHEDULE

      FOURTH SCHEDULE

      FIFTH SCHEDULE

      SIXTH SCHEDULE

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 443 of 1963,

GN 497 of 1964.

 

[Regulations by the Minister]

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Stock Diseases Regulations.

 

2.   Interpretation

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.2125>In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:3.03194>"hide" means the untanned skin of any stock;

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.458333>"quarantine station" means a quarantine station set forth in the Second Schedule;

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.69097>"veterinary district" means one of the districts, set out in the First Schedule, into which Zambia is divided for the purposes of these Regulations.

 

3.   Veterinary districts

   (1) For the purposes of these Regulations, Zambia shall be divided into the veterinary districts described in the First Schedule.

   (2) No stock shall be moved into or out of a veterinary district without a permit issued by a Veterinary Officer or other person authorised by the Director.

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.26736>   (3) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of sub-regulation (2) shall be guilty of an offence.

 

4.   Quarantine stations

   (1) The areas described in the Second Schedule shall be quarantine stations into or out of which no stock shall be moved without a permit issued by an authorised officer.

   (2) If any person moves into or out of any quarantine station any stock without a permit issued by an authorised officer, he shall be guilty of an offence.

 

5.   Importation of stock and specified articles

   (1) No person shall introduce or cause to be introduced into Zambia any stock, carcass, article or other matter specified in the Third Schedule without a permit issued by the Director or an officer authorised by the Director. Such permit may be refused at the discretion of the Director without any reason being assigned.

   (2) No person shall introduce or cause to be introduced into Zambia any article specified in the Fourth Schedule without a certificate from a Veterinary Officer of the country from which the article originates, stating that there has been no case of East Coast fever in the district of origin during the two years immediately preceding the issue of such certificate and no foot and mouth disease nor African swine fever in the district of origin during the six months immediately preceding the issue of such certificate and that, in his opinion, the movement of the article is free from risk of spreading any disease.

   (3) No person shall introduce or cause to be introduced into Zambia any article specified in the Fifth Schedule without a certificate from a Veterinary Officer of the country from which the article originates, stating that there has been no foot and mouth disease nor African swine fever in the district of origin during the six months immediately preceding the issue of such certificate.

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.54097>   (4) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

 

6.   Conditions of quarantine

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:0.121528>When it is stipulated in any permit that any stock shall be held in quarantine in any Government quarantine station the following provisions shall apply:

      (a)   the owner, if required, must provide, if requested to do so by an authorised officer, for each animal upon its arrival at the quarantine station, a strong head collar provided with a ring to which can be fastened a rope, riem or chain for the purpose of tying up the animal, and all bulls over twelve months of age must be ringed;

      (b)   the owner may, if he so wishes, send an employee or employees to look after his stock during the time it is in quarantine. Such employee or employees shall be under the orders of the officer in charge of the quarantine station and shall comply with all instructions given to him or them and shall leave the quarantine station at the request of the said officer;

      (c)   if, in the opinion of a Veterinary Officer, any stock at any time during its period of quarantine shows symptoms of a disease, the Veterinary Officer may, subject to the approval of the Director, order its destruction and that of any animal with which it has been in contact;

      (d)   fees in respect of stock held at a Government quarantine station or removed to or from such station in quarantine shall be payable as prescribed in the Sixth Schedule.

 

7.   Disposal of carcasses

   (1) The owner of the carcass of any stock which has died, or may reasonably be suspected of having died, of any disease shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that no person other than a Veterinary Officer or person authorised by a Veterinary Officer in the course of his official duties or a veterinary surgeon in the course of his professional duties shall mutilate such carcass in any way:

Provided that it shall be lawful for the owner of such carcass to take a blood or lymph gland smear and to incise an ear vein or puncture a superficial lymph gland, as the case may be, for this purpose.

   (2) The owner of any carcass to which sub-regulation (1) applies shall, unless otherwise directed by a Veterinary Officer, forthwith dispose of the said carcass by burial at a depth of not less than six feet.

   (3) For the purposes of this regulation, "owner" shall include any person or persons in control of a carcass.

   (4) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of sub-regulation (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence.

 

8.   Inoculation and branding

   (1) The Director, or any other officer authorised by the Director, may order that stock which at the date of such order is within or shall subsequently within a period of time specified in such order enter any part of Zambia shall be forthwith inoculated or branded or both inoculated and branded.

<IN:LF:0.0694444,RT:2.42708>   (2) Every order issued under sub-regulation (1) shall-

      (a)   if it affects stock in any area within the jurisdiction of a rural council, be in writing and signed by the issuing officer and shall be delivered to the rural council of the area concerned, and such delivery shall be deemed to be sufficient notice of such order to all owners and persons in control of stock which is within the said area; and

      (b)   if it affects stock in any other area of Zambia, be made by notice in writing delivered to the owner or any person in charge of the stock.

<IN:LF:0.0694444,RT:1.25764>   (3) Such inoculation or branding or both inoculation and branding shall be carried out in accordance with the directions contained in such order or as may be given by a Veterinary Officer.

   (4) In pursuance of any order made under this regulation, a Veterinary Officer may inoculate or cause to be inoculated and may brand or cause to be branded any stock.

   (5) If a Veterinary Officer is of opinion that any inoculation or branding has not been carried out in a satisfactory manner, he may require either or both operations to be repeated until he is satisfied therewith.

<IN:LF:0.0694444,RT:1.45903>   (6) If the owner of any stock to which an order made under the provisions of sub-regulation (1) relates, fails to inoculate or brand or both inoculate and brand in accordance with the provisions of this regulation, he shall be guilty of an offence.

 

9.   Movement

   (1) Any permit relating to the movement of any stock, carcass or article and issued pursuant to the provisions of the Act or any regulation or order made thereunder shall be in writing and signed by the issuing officer and shall contain permits

      (a)   the name of the person to whom such permit is issued;

      (b)   the number and description of the stock, carcass or article which may be moved by virtue of such permit;

      (c)   the dates between which such permit shall be valid; and

      (d)   the areas between which such movement may take place.

   (2) Any permit issued pursuant to the provisions of the Act or any regulation or order made thereunder may be issued subject to such conditions as to quarantine, isolation, disinfection, detention, route to be followed, control of stock or other like matter as the issuing officer in his discretion may specify therein.

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.30556>   (3) The person in control of any stock, carcass or article being moved under the authority of any permit to which this regulation refers shall have such permit in his possession and shall produce the said permit to any of the following persons on request by such person:

      (a)   any Veterinary Officer;

      (b)   any Livestock Officer;

      (c)   any Assistant District Secretary;

      (d)   any police officer;

      (e)   any person authorised by the Director thereto; or

      (f)   the owner or occupier of any farm over which movement of the said stock, carcass or article is taking place.

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.65069>   (4) Any person empowered to issue a permit to which this regulation refers and any Assistant District Secretary may cancel, vary or amend such permit by endorsement thereon or by notice in writing to the grantee thereof.

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.47569>   (5) If any person contravenes, or fails to comply with any condition specified in a permit or with the provisions of sub-regulation (3), he shall be guilty of an offence.

 

10.   Manufacture and import of virus and vaccine

   (1) No person shall manufacture or sell or expose for sale in Zambia any virus, vaccine, serum or analogous product used for the diagnosis or treatment of diseases of animals, except under a permit in writing issued by the Director.

<IN:LF:0.0833333,RT:1.56875>   (2) A permit to manufacture or sell or expose for sale any of the substances mentioned in sub-regulation (1) shall be subject to such conditions as the Director may endorse on the permit.

   (3) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with-

      (a)   the provisions of sub-regulation (1); or

      (b)   any condition endorsed on a permit in accordance with sub-regulation (2); shall be guilty of an offence.

FIRST SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3 (1)]

LUSAKA VETERINARY DISTRICT

Central Province

<IN:LF:0.0833333,FI:0.166667>Starting at the confluence of the Lukusashi and Lunsemfwa rivers at the north-eastern corner of the Lusaka District, the boundary follows the Lusaka District Boundary westwards to its intersection with the Kabwe Rural District Boundary; thence northwards up that boundary to its intersection with the Kabwe Veterinary District Boundary; thence westwards along that boundary to its intersection with the Kabwe Rural District Boundary; thence south-eastwards along that boundary to its intersection with the Lusaka District Boundary; thence generally southwards, eastwards and northwards along that boundary to the confluence of the Lukusashi and Lunsemfwa rivers at the north-eastern corner of the Lusaka District, the point of starting.

KABWE VETERINARY DISTRICT

Starting at the confluence of the Mwomboshi and Mulungushi rivers, the boundary follows the Mwomboshi River upstream to its intersection with the northern boundary of Farm No. 2563; thence westwards along the northern boundaries of Farms Nos. 2563, 2157 and 2161 to the north-western beacon of the last farm; thence south-westwards along the western boundaries of Farms Nos. 2161, 2159, 2582 and 2583 to the main motor road to Mumbwa; thence westwards along the Mumbwa Road to its intersection with the Kabwe Rural District Boundary; thence generally northwards, eastwards and southwards along the Kabwe Rural

District Boundary to the confluence of the Mwomboshi and Mulungushi

rivers, the point of starting.

MUMBWA VETERINARY DISTRICT

The Mumbwa District.

FEIRA VETERINARY DISTRICT

The Feira District.

MKUSHI VETERINARY DISTRICT

The Serenje and Mkushi Districts.

KASEMPA VETERINARY DISTRICT

North-Western Province

The Solwezi, Mwinilunga, Kabompo and Kasempa Districts.

ZAMBEZI VETERINARY DISTRICT

The Zambezi District.

LUAPULA VETERINARY DISTRICT

Luapula Province

The Luapula Province.

NDOLA VETERINARY DISTRICT

Copperbelt Province

The Copperbelt Province.

MBALA VETERINARY DISTRICT

Northern Province

The Mbala and Isoka Districts.

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