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: anthrax; Aujeszky's disease; bluetongue; foot and mouth disease; Rift Valley fever; West Nile fever; avian influenza; Newcastle disease; bovine spongiform encephalopathy; bovine tuberculosis; bovine tuberculosis of farmed cervidae; contagious bovine pleuropneumonia; enzootic bovine leukosis; infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/ infectious pustular vulvovaginitis; lumpy skin disease; equine influenza; equine viral arteritis; scrapie and classical swine fever.
The chapters on bovine cysticercosis, dermatophilosis, epizootic lymphangitis, horse mange, horse pox and atrophic rhinitis of swine have been deleted from this edition.