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Cleaning and disinfection of animal vehicles

Vehicles used for transport of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry must be cleaned and disinfected after each transport

Vehicles used for transport of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry must be cleaned and disinfected after each transport. The transporter must ensure that a register is kept containing place, date and used disinfectant. The information shall be retained for a minimum period of three years and must be documented to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration on request.

 

The agricultural industry runs a programme with compulsory cleaning and disinfection of animal transport vehicles for cloven-hoofed animals before entering Danish farms as a part of their internal code of practice.

 

Cleaning and disinfection of vehicles after trade of cloven-hoofed animals from EU or third countries to Denmark

According to Danish order No 1312 of 30.11.2010 on cleaning and disinfection of vehicles to cloven-hoofed animals the transporter must ensure that the vehicle after trade of cloven-hoofed animals from EU or third countries to Denmark is cleaned and disinfected immediately after every transport on a cleaning and disinfection facility in Denmark approved by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

The transporter must ensure that a register is kept containing place, date and used disinfectant. The information shall be retained for a minimum period of three years and must be documented to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration on request. The Danish order implements parts of article 12 in Council Directive of 26 June 1964 on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine (64/432/EEC).

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has approved the following cleaning and disinfection facilities  for cleaning and disinfection of vehicles after trade of cloven-hoofed animals from EU or third countries to Denmark: 

 

Danish Safety Wash ApS
Industrivej 44
6330 Padborg
Denmark


Megawash A/S
Thorsvej 3
6330 Padborg
Denmark

 

Control campaign on cleaning and disinfection of vehicles for cloven-hoofed animals The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration conducts a control campaign on cleaning and disinfection of vehicles for cloven-hoofed animals from October to April 2021.

Click on this link to read more about the campaign (leaflets in English, German and Polish version)

 

Last Modified 16. September 2020