New decree on carrion dumps

Feeding station A new decree on carrion dumps has been passed which is less restrictive.

This new Decree 664/2007 replaces 1098/2002 and incorporates a new European Union Decision, so that, if dumping on feeding stations is desirable, it is no longer necessary that all carrion be tested for brain diseases.

This decision lays down less restrictive conditions, especially concerning sheep and goats. Whole dead animals of these species younger than 18 months, and of bovine species up to 24 months, may be dumped; also older animals, though containing material specified as a risk, provided that on at least 4% of the dead animals in the farm of origin a quick test has been performed for the diagnosis of transmittable encephalitis spongiformis, with negative result.

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