Freedom from Disease

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Restrictions on the affected premises and/or the horses in it may only be lifted, and any breeding activities resumed, after authorisation by the local Field Service office of the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) and approval by the attending veterinary surgeon, who must be satisfied that all in-contact horses have been investigated and found to be negative for dourine.

Note: If statutory restrictions have been imposed, the requirements of the supervising APHA officials must be met in order that the restrictions can be lifted.