GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Animal Resources Development Department
No. 1184-AR&AH/AD/O/4A-25/2013. – the 4th August, 2016
In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (1) of section 43 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009 (27 of 2009), the Governor with the prior approval of the Central Government vide F.No. 51-44/90-LDT (RP) Vol-VI, dated the 4th March, 2016, is hereby pleased to make the following rules:-
1. Short title and commencement.
(1) These rules may be called the West Bengal Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals (Check Post, Quarantine Camp, Manner of Inspection, etc.,) Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “Act” means the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009 (27 of 2009);
(b) “Section” means a section of the Act;
(c) “Form” means a form appended to these rules.
(2) Words and expressions used and not defined in these rules but defined in the Act, shall have the same meanings as respectively assigned to them in the Act.
3. Manner of inspection and period of detention at a Check Post or at a Quarantine Camp.
(1) In order to ascertain whether the animal is infected with any of the scheduled disease, the animal stopped at the Check Post or detained in the Quarantine Camp, shall be inspected by the person-in-charge of Check Post or Quarantine Camp for the followings:-
(a) movement and gait;
(b) dull, depressed, normal or excited behavior;
(c) increase in body temperature;
(d) ulcer in the mouth, feet or udder;
(e) excessive lacrimation, nasal or vaginal discharge;
(f) sweating and shivering;
(g) dryness of the skin, alopecia, skin rashes;
(i) bleeding through natural openings; and
(j) oedema or swelling in dewlap region or any other part of the body.
(2) The person-in-charge of the Check Post or Quarantine Camp shall collect the necessary samples for laboratory examination, if required.
(3) The person-in-charge of the Check Post may detain animals at the Check Post for a period not exceeding 12 hours for the purpose of inspection, compulsory vaccination and identification or marking etc. For the animals vaccinated at the Check Post, the animal owner shall be given a vaccination certificate as required in section 9 of the Act.
(4) After examination of the animal, the officer-in-charge shall either allow entry of the animal to the notified control area or free area by issuing an Entry Permit in Form A, appended to these rules or transport the animals to the Quarantine Camp.
(5) The cost of examining, vaccinating, ear-tagging the animal or of any other activity at the Check Post, shall be fixed by the Director from time to time and shall be borne by the animal owner.
4. Form of permit granted by the officer-in-charge of Quarantine Camp.
(1) The officer-in-charge of the Quarantine Camp shall detain the following animals:-
(a) animals which are suffering from any scheduled disease; or
(b) animals which have come into contact with or have been kept in the proximity of animal infected with a scheduled disease; or
(c) animals transported by the officer-in-charge of the Check Post as detailed in rule 3 (d); or
(d) animals of the species (notified under section 10 of the Act) while exiting from the infected area and shall be subjected to a quarantine of 14 days in a quarantine camp.
(2) The officer-in-charge of the Quarantine Camp, shall give an official acknowledgement to the animal owner for the animals detained in the Quarantine Camp. The form of the Detention Acknowledgement shall be as mentioned in Form B.
(3) During quarantine, the animals shall be ear-tagged bearing a unique number (for cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat and pigs) and branding (for donkey, horses). Animals shall be examined regularly for any scheduled disease. Animals shall be vaccinated against the scheduled disease and provided with veterinary treatment, if required. If animals are vaccinated, the animal owner shall be provided with a vaccination certificate as required in section 9 of the Act.
(4) The cost of maintenance and vaccination of the animals during the quarantine shall be fixed by the Director from time to time and shall be borne by the animal owner.
(5) After successful quarantine, the officer-in-charge of the Quarantine Camp, shall release the animals to the animal owner and grant the Quarantine Release Permit under his signature in Form C appended to these rules, Form C may be used as Entry Permit as required under sub-section (2) of section 15 of the Act.