Volume : 19
Cote : OIE
Classement : En ligne
URL : www.oie.int/eng/normes/mcode/en_sommaire.htm
The aim of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code (the Terrestrial Code) is to assure the sanitary safety of international trade in terrestrial animals and their products as well as the control of listed terrestrial animal diseases. This is achieved by detailing the health measures to be used by the veterinary authorities of importing and exporting countries to avoid the transfer of agents pathogenic for animals or humans, while avoiding unjustified sanitary barriers to trade.
The Terrestrial Code contains the reference standards for international trade in animals and animal products that are recognised under the World Trade Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.
The health measures in the Terrestrial Code are formally adopted by the World Assembly of Delegates meeting in plenary each year at the OIE General Session.
This 19th edition, which will be published in August 2010, incorporates modifications to the Terrestrial Code agreed at the 78th General Session in May 2010. These include revised chapters on the following subjects: glossary; criteria for listing diseases; animal health surveillance; surveillance for arthropod vectors of animal diseases; status for OIE listed diseases; import risk analysis; Veterinary Services; evaluation of Veterinary Services; design and implementation of identification systems to achieve animal traceability; zoning and compartmentalisation; application of compartmentalisation; general hygiene in semen collection and processing centres; collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant and porcine semen; collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses; collection and processing of in vitro produced embryos/oocytes from livestock and horses; collection and processing of laboratory rodent and rabbit embryos/ova; disposal of dead animals; general obligations related to certification; certification procedures; border posts and quarantine stations in the importing country; control of hazards of animal health and public health importance in animal feed; prevention, detection and control of Salmonella in poultry; introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance; transport of animals by land; transport of animals by sea; slaughter of animals; killing of animals for disease control purposes and control of stray dog populations.
This edition includes a new chapter on the use of animals in research and education.
The chapter on Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium in poultry has been deleted from this edition.