Previous editions of the Terrestrial Code

The Terrestrial Animal Health Code (Terrestrial Code) is regularly updated, and a new edition is published every year. The latest edition available should be the sole reference for users.

Nonetheless, for specific purposes, access to previous editions is often required. This page provides access to all previous editions of the Terrestrial Code, together with key documents containing the relevant amendments introduced over time and aims at promoting a better understanding of the process for standards’ adoption and their evolution.

The Terrestrial Code was first adopted in 1968, following the agreement of Members at the World Assembly (Committee of the OIE) to work out, in the general interest, a harmonized approach to protect against the spread of the epizootics. Since then, it has been periodically updated and different editions have been published. The latest edition being the 30th edition, in 2022.

At the World Organization for Animal Health, through a continuous process based on science and consensus, internationally renewed experts prepare draft, new or revised standards. This process runs under the overall oversight of a permanent commission of experts (currently the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission, and previously the OIE Commission for the study of sanitary regulations on importation and exportation of animals and animal products, the OIE International zoo-sanitary code commission, or the OIE international animal health code commission) elected by the World Assembly of Delegates. These drafts are then presented to the Assembly for their consideration, discussion, and eventually, adoption. This occurs once a year at a General Session and following this decision, the new texts enter into force.

Initially, updates were published separately and a complete new edition was published only after several years. Since 1999, a new edition of the Terrestrial Code is published annually, after the General Session. This page provides access to all previous editions of the Terrestrial Code and to the detail of the changes between editions from 1999 onwards.

The table below aims at facilitating the access to the key information by linking documents in a structured way to show the evolution of the Terrestrial Code over time.
Each line, corresponding to a published edition of the Terrestrial Code, provides:

  • The respective table of contents, to enable the user to easily view the content of that specific edition. (in English only)
  • The “amendments from the previous edition” , detailing the new, revised, and deleted texts in that edition from the previous one (in English only). Recurring changes to general titles, such as the glossary and user’s guide, are not stated in the table, as these take place very often.
  • The “detail of the amendments” column encompassing the relevant pieces that show the changes introduced in that edition, by providing the following links to:
    • the “adopted amendments“, presented in the World Assembly resolutions that documenting the decisions amending the Terrestrial Code. (Available in the three official languages)
    • the “proposed amendments“, presented in the report of the last meeting of the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission prior to the specific General Session, containing the amended texts proposed for adoption to the Assembly (Available in the three official languages).
    • the “details of deliberations“, provided in the specific General Session Final Report, enclosing the discussion of the Assembly on the proposed amendments.
  • The “full text” of each edition of the Terrestrial Code, which is available for download in PDF format. (Available in the three official languages)

If you cannot find a specific document, require further information, or would like to make a suggestion for improvement, please contact our Documentation Cell [email protected].

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EditionTable of contentsAmendments from the previous editionDetails of the amendments Published edition
29th
(2021)
pdfNew texts
– Introduction to recommendations on Veterinary Services (Chapter 3.1.)
– Official control programmes for listed and emerging diseases (Chapter 4.19.)
– Infection with Trypanosoma brucei, T. congolense, T. simiae and T. vivax (Chapter 8.18.)

Amended texts
– Notification of diseases and provision of epidemiological information (Chapter 1.1.)
– Diseases, infections and infestations listed by the OIE (Chapter 1.3.)
– Animal health surveillance (Chapter 1.4.)
– Procedures for official recognition of animal health status, endorsement of an official control programme, and publication of a self-declaration of animal health status, by the OIE (Chapter 1.6.)
– Quality of Veterinary Services (Chapter 3.2.)
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services (Chapter 3.3.)
– Veterinary legislation (Chapter 3.4.)
– Zoning and compartmentalisation (Chapter 4.4.)
– Infestation with Aethina tumida (Small hive beetle) (Chapter 9.4.)
– Infection with high pathogenicity avian influenza viruses (Chapter 10.4.)
– Infection with Mycoplasma gallisepticum (Avian mycoplasmosis) (Chapter 10.5.)
– Infection with peste des petits ruminants virus (Chapter 14.7.)
– Infection with classical swine fever virus (Chapter 15.2.)
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
28th
(2019) 
pdfNew texts
– Introduction to   recommendations   for   disease   prevention   and   control   of   transmissible animal diseases (Chapter 4.1.)
– Killing of reptiles for their skins, meat, and other products (Chapter 7.14.)  

Amended texts
– Diseases, infections, and infestations listed by the OIE (Article 1.3.3.)
– Animal health surveillance (Chapter 1.4.)
– The role of the Veterinary Services in food safety systems (Articles 6.2.3. and 6.2.4.)
– Introduction to recommendations for animal welfare (Article 7.1.4.)
– Animal welfare and pig production systems (Articles 7.13.4. and 7.13.15.)
– Infection with rabies virus (Chapter 8.14.)
– Infection with Chlamydia abortus (Enzootic abortion of ewes, ovine chlamydiosis) (Article 14.4.1.)
– Infection with African swine fever virus (Articles 15.1.2., 15.1.3., 15.1.4., 15.1.17., 15.1.23., 15.1.32.)  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments
          
Detail of deliberations 
Vol 1
Vol 2
27th
(2018)
pdfNew texts
– Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for African horse sickness (Chapter 1.7.)
– Application for official recognition by the OIE of risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (Chapter 1.8.)
– Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for classical swine fever (Chapter 1.9.)
– Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (Chapter 1.10.)
– Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for foot and mouth disease (Chapter 1.11.)
– Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for peste des petits ruminants (Chapter 1.12.)
– Vaccination (Chapter 4.17.)
– Introduction to recommendations for veterinary public health (Chapter 6.1.)
– Animal welfare and pig production systems (Chapter 7.13.)  

Amended texts
– Diseases, infections, and infestations listed by the OIE (Articles 1.3.1., 1.3.2., 1.3.4. and 1.3.5.)
– Procedures for self-declaration and for official recognition by the OIE (Chapter 1.6.)
– Import risk analysis (Articles 2.1.1. and 2.1.3.)
– Criteria applied by the OIE for assessing the safety of commodities (Chapter 2.2.)
– Zoning and compartmentalisation (Chapter 4.3.)
– Collection and processing of oocytes or in vitro derived embryos from livestock and equids (Chapter 4.8.)
– The role of the Veterinary Services in food safety (Chapter 6.2.)
– Harmonisation of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes (Chapter 6.8.)
– Monitoring  of  the  quantities  and  usage  patterns  of  antimicrobial  agents  used  in  food-producing  animals (Chapter 6.9.)
– Prevention and control of Salmonella in commercial pig production systems (Articles 6.14.2., 6.14.3. and 6.14.16.)
– Introduction to the recommendations for animal welfare (Chapter 7.1.)
– Welfare of working equids (Articles 7.12.7.)Infection with bluetongue virus (Chapter 8.3.)
– Infection with Brucella abortus, B. melitensis and B. suis (Article 8.4.10.)
– Infection with rinderpest virus (Article 8.16.2.)
– Infection with lumpy skin disease virus (Articles 11.9.4., 11.9.5., 11.9.6. and 11.9.15.)
– Infection with Burkholderia mallei (Glanders) (Chapter 12.10.)  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
26th
(2017)
pdfNew texts
– Criteria applied by the OIE for assessing the safety of commodities Prevention and control of Salmonella in bovine commercial production systems
– Prevention and control of Salmonella in pig commercial production systems
– Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
– Infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus  

Amended texts
– Criteria for the inclusion of diseases, infections, and infestations in the OIE list (Article 1.2.1.)
– Diseases, infections, and infestations listed by the OIE (the preamble of Chapter 1.3.)
– Somatic cell nuclear transfer in production livestock and horses (Article 4.11.4.)
– High health status horse subpopulation (Article 4.16.3.)
– OIE procedures relevant to the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization (Chapter 5.3.)
– Animal welfare and dairy cattle production systems (Article 7.11.6.)
– Welfare of working equids (Chapter 7.12.)
– Infection with avian influenza viruses (Article 10.4.25.)
– Infection with lumpy skin disease (Chapter 11.9.)
– Infection with African swine fever virus (Chapter 15.1.)  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
25th
(2016)
pdfNew texts
– Welfare of working equids (Chapter 7.12.)  

Amended texts
– Notification of diseases, infections and infestations, and provision of epidemiological information
– Criteria for the inclusion of diseases, infections, and infestations in the OIE list
– Diseases, infections, and infestations listed by the OIE Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Monitoring of the quantities and usage patterns of antimicrobial agents used in food-producing animals Slaughter of animals
– Killing of animals for disease control purposes
– Animal welfare and broiler chicken production systems
– Animal welfare and dairy cattle production systems
– Infection with bluetongue virus
– Infection with epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus
– Infection with Rift Valley fever virus
– Infection with Trichinella spp
Infection with peste des petits ruminants virus
– Infection with Taenia solium (porcine cysticercosis)  

Deleted texts
– Chapter 1.3. on prescribed and alternative diagnostic tests for OIE listed diseases  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations    
Vol 1
Vol 2
24th (2015)  pdfNew texts
– Animal welfare and dairy cattle production systems (Chapter 7.11.)
– Infection with epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (Chapter 8.7.)
– Infection with Taenia solium (Chapter 15.3.)

Amended texts
– Procedures for self-declaration and for official recognition by the OIE
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and equids
– High health status horse subpopulation
– General obligations related to certification
– Certification procedures
– Prevention, detection, and control of Salmonella in poultry
– Harmonisation of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes
– Risk analysis for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobial agents in animals
– Animal welfare and broiler chicken production systems
– Infection with bluetongue virus
– Infection with Brucella abortus, B. melitensis and B. suis
– Infection with foot and mouth disease virus
– Infection with Rift Valley fever virus
– Infection with avian influenza viruses
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations 
Vol 1
Vol 2
23rd (2014)pdfNew texts
– High health status horse subpopulations

Amended texts
– Notification of diseases, infections and infestations, and provision of epidemiological information
– Criteria for the inclusion of diseases, infections, and infestations in the OIE list
– Procedures for self-declaration and for official recognition by the OIE
– Import risk analysis
– Veterinary Services
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Communication
– Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and equids
– General recommendations on disinfection and disinsection
– Certification procedures
– Animal health measures applicable before and at departure
– Prevention, detection and control of Salmonella in poultry
– Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance
– Responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine
– Risk analysis for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobial agents in animals
– Animal welfare and broiler chicken production systems
– Infection with Brucella abortus, B. melitensis and B. suis
– Infection with Rift Valley fever virus
– Infection with Trichinella spp.
– Tularemia
– Infection with avian influenza viruses
– Infection with Newcastle disease virus
– Infection with Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (contagious bovine pleuropneumonia)
– Infection with African horse sickness virus
– Infection with equid herpesvirus-1 (equine rhinopneumonitis)
– Infection with equine arteritis virus
– Infection with peste des petits ruminants virus  
Adopted amendments
 
Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
22nd (2013)pdfNew texts
– Infection with Echinococcus granulosus
– Infection with Echinococcus multilocularis
– Animal welfare and broiler chicken production systems

Amended texts
– Notification of diseases, infections, infestations, and epidemiological information
– Criteria for the inclusion of diseases, infections, and infestations on the OIE list
– Procedures for self declaration and for official recognition by the OIE
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Veterinary legislation
– Collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant, and porcine semen
– Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses
– Official health control of bee diseases
– Biosecurity procedures in poultry production
– Responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine
– Zoonoses transmissible from non-human primates
– Introduction to the recommendations for animal welfare
– Use of animals in research and education
– Animal welfare and beef cattle production system
– Infection with rabies virus
– Infection with rinderpest virus
– Infection with Trichinella spp.
– Infestation of honey bees with Acarapis woodi
– Infection of honey bees with Paenibacillus larvae (American foulbrood)
– Infection of honey bees with Melissococcus plutonius (European foulbrood)
– Infestation with Aethina tumida (small hive beetle)
– Infestation of honey bees with Tropilaelaps spp.
– Infestation of honey bees with Varroa spp. (varroosis)
– Infection with avian influenza viruses
– Newcastle disease
– Infection with Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (contagious bovine pleuropneumonia)
– Infection with equine arteritis virus
– Infection with Chlamydophila abortus (enzootic abortion of ewes)
– Infection with peste des petits ruminants virus
– Infection with classical swine fever virus  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
21st (2012)pdfNew texts
– Veterinary legislation
– Animal welfare and beef cattle production systems
– New model veterinary certificate for international trade in laboratory animals

Amended texts
– Notification of diseases and epidemiological information
– Criteria for the inclusion of diseases, infections, and infestations on the OIE List
– Animal health surveillance
– Procedures for self-declaration and for official recognition by the OIE
– Import risk analysis
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Communication
– Application of compartmentalisation
– Collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant, and porcine semen
– Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses
– Official health control of bee diseases
– OIE procedures relevant to the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization
– Model veterinary certificate for international movements of dogs, cats and ferrets originating from countries considered infected with rabies
– Biosecurity procedures in poultry production
– Harmonization of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes
– Monitoring of the quantities and usage patterns of antimicrobial agents used in food producing animals
– Zoonoses transmissible from non-human primates
– Introduction to the recommendations for animal welfare
– Use of animals in research and education
– Aujeszky’s disease
– Rabies
– African horse sickness
– Equine influenza
– Equine viral arteritis
– Avian influenza
– Rabbit hemorrhagic disease  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
20th (2011)pdfNew texts
– Communication

Amended texts
– Notification of diseases and epidemiological information
– Procedures for self declaration and for official recognition by the OIE
– Veterinary Services
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Design and implementation of identification systems to achieve animal traceability
– Zoning and compartmentalisation
– Application of compartmentalisation
– General hygiene in semen collection and processing centres
– Collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant, and porcine semen
– Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses
– General recommendations on disinfection and disinsectisation
– Certification procedures
– OIE procedures relevant to the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization
– Quarantine measures applicable to non-human primates
– Model veterinary certificates for international trade in live animals, hatching eggs and products of animal origin
– Control of hazards of animal health and public health importance in animal feed
– Biosecurity procedures in poultry production Prevention, detection, and control of Salmonella in poultry
– Transport of animals by land
– Transport of animals by air
– Slaughter of animalsKilling of animals for disease control purposes
– Control of stray dog populations and use of animals in research and education
– Anthrax
– Aujeszky’s disease
– Bluetongue
– Foot and mouth disease
– Vesicular stomatitis
– Avian influenza
– Newcastle disease
– Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
– Lumpy skin disease
– Equine influenza
– Equine viral arteritis
– Chlamydophila abortus infection
– Scrapie  

Deleted texts
– Avian tuberculosis
– Duck virus enteritis
– Fowl cholera
– Marek’s disease
– Teschovirus  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
19th (2010)pdfNew texts
– The use of animals in research and education  

Amended texts
– Criteria for listing diseases
– Animal health surveillance
– Surveillance for anthropod vectors of animal diseases
– Status for OIE listed diseases
– Import risk analysis
– Veterinary Services
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services Design and implementation of identification systems to achieve animal traceability
– Zoning and compartmentalization
– Application of comparmentalisation
– General hygiene in semen collection and processing centers
– Collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant and porcine semen
– Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses
– Collection and processing of in vitro produced embryos/ oocytes from livestock and horses
– Collection and processing of laboratory rodent and rabbit embryos/ ova
– Disposal of dead animals
– General obligations related to certification
– Certification procedures
– Border posts and quarantine stations in the importing country
– Control of hazards of animal health and public health importance in animal feed
– Prevention, detection, and control of Salmonella in poultry
– Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance
– Transport of animals by land
– Stray dog population control
– 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 Classical swine fever  

Deleted texts
– Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium in poultry
– Bovine cysticercosis
– Dermatophilosis
– Epizootic lymphangitis
– Horse mange
– Horse pox
– Atrophic rhinitis of swine  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
18th (2009)pdfNew texts
– Bovine tuberculosis of farmed Cervidae
– West Nile fever
– Surveillance of arthropod vectors of animal diseases
– Prevention, detection and control of Salmonella in poultry
– Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance
– Stray dog population control
– Control of hazards of animal health and public health importance in animal feed
– Procedures for self-declaration and for official recognition by the OIE of disease-free status

Amended texts
– Animal health surveillance Import risk analysis
– Animal health measures applicable before and at departure
– Border posts and quarantine stations in the importing country
– Design and implementation of identification systems to achieve animal traceability
– Zoning and compartmentalizationApplication of compartmentalization
– Collection and processing of bovineSmall ruminant and porcine semen
– General hygiene in semen collection and processing centres
– Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and horses
– Collection and processing of in vitro produced embryos/oocytes from livestock and horses
– Collection and processing of micromanipulated embryos/oocytes from livestock and horses
– Somatic cell nuclear transfer in production livestock and horses
– General obligations related to certification
– Certification procedures
– Role of Veterinary Services in food safety
– Foot and mouth disease
– Rabies
– Bluetongue
– Rinderpest
– Acarapisosis of honey bees
– American foulbrood of honey beesEuropean foulbrood of honey bees
– Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida)
Tropilaelaps infestation of honey bees
– Varroosis of honey bees
– Avian influenza
– Newcastle disease
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Bovine tuberculosis
– Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
– African horse sickness
– Equine influenza
– Equine rhinopneumonitisequine viral arteritis
– Scrapie
– Classical swine fever
– Rift Valley fever
– Bovine cysticercosis
– Teschovirus encephalomyelitis  

Deleted texts
– Leptospirosis  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
17th (2008)pdfSignificant editorial changes:
The format of the Terrestrial Code has been significantly modified (2008 edition becomes a two-volume publication)
Volume one contains recommendations that apply to a wide range of species, production sectors and/or diseases (‘horizontal standards’).
Volume two contains recommendations on specific diseases (‘vertical standards’) including recommendations on agent inactivation and on surveillance and risk assessment.  
It includes a Glossary containing definitions of the key terms and expressions used in the publication.  

New texts
– Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida)
– Appendix covering the application of compartmentalization
– Appendix covering surveillance for AHS
– Appendix covering surveillance for Newcastle Disease 
– Appendix covering design and implementation of identification systems to achieve animal traceability
– Appendix on the production of livestock and horses using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)
– Appendix on the role of the Veterinary Services in food safety  

Amended texts
– Notification criteria for listing diseases
– Obligations and ethics in international trade
– Import risk analysis
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Zoning and compartmentalization
– Animal health measures applicable before and at departure
– Border posts and quarantine stations in the importing country
– International transfer and laboratory containment of animal pathogens
– Rabies
– Foot and mouth disease (FMD)
– Rinderpest
– Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
– Bovine tuberculosis
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)
– Equine influenza
– Equine rhinopneumonitis
– Equine viral arteritis African horse sickness (AHS)
– African swine fever
– Classical swine fever (CSF)
– Avian influenza (AI)
– Newcastle disease (ND)
– Prescribed and alternative diagnostic tests for OIE listed diseases
– Categorisation of diseases and pathogenic agents by the International Embryo Transfer Society
– Inactivation procedures for FMD virus and AI virus
– Surveillance for BSE, FMD, CSF, AI
– Bluetongue
– Animal welfare
– Factors to consider in conducting BSE risk assessments
– Model veterinary health certificates  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Vol 1
Vol 2
16th (2007)pdfNew texts
– Appendix on surveillance for bluetongue  

Amended texts
– Zoning and compartmentalization
– Rabies
– Foot and mouth disease
– Rinderpest
– Bluetongue
– Bovine tuberculosis
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Equine influenza
– Equine infectious anaemia
– Equine piroplasmosis
– Equine rhinopneumonitis
– Glanders
– Equine viral arteritis
– Avian influenza
– Appendix on surveillance for rinderpest and avian influenza
– Appendix on bovine and small ruminant and porcine semen
– Appendix on identification and traceability of live animals
– Appendix on disposal of dead animals
– Appendix on inactivation of avian influenza virus
– Appendix on animal welfare (including transport of animals by sea, transport of animals by land, slaughter of animals and killing of animals for disease control purposes)
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Single volume
15th (2006)pdfNew texts
– Appendix dedicated to ante- and post-mortem inspections
– Appendix on identification and traceability of live animals
– Appendix on disposal of dead animals
– Guidelines for the inactivation of avian influenza virus
 
Amended texts
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Guidelines for the evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Zoning and compartmentalization
– Criteria for listing diseases
– Foot and mouth disease
– Bluetongue
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Classical swine fever
– Avian influenza
– Equine infectious anaemia
– Equine piroplasmosis
– Equine rhinopneumonitis
– Appendix on the surveillance of foot and mouth disease
– Appendix on bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Appendix on avian influenza
– Appendix on bovine and small ruminant semen
– Appendix on animal welfare (including transport of animals by sea, transport of animals by land, slaughter of animals and killing of animals for disease control purposes)  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Single volume
14th (2005)pdfNew texts
– Appendix on bovine and small ruminant semen
– Appendix on general surveillance for animal health and surveillance systems for bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Appendix on foot and mouth disease
– Appendix on classical swine feverAppendix on avian influenza
– Four specific animal welfare guidelines (land and sea transport, killing for disease control purposes and slaughter for human consumption)

  Amended texts
– Notification and epidemiological information
– Zoning and compartmentalization
– Criteria for listing diseases
– Foot and mouth disease
– Bluetongue
– Rift Valley fever
– Bovine tuberculosis
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Classical swine fever
– Avian influenza  
– Appendices on the use of antimicrobials
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Single volume
13th (2004)pdfNew texts
Tropilaelaps infestation of honey bees
– Appendix on animal welfare
– Appendix on risk analysis for antimicrobial resistance
– Appendix on factors to consider in conducting the BSE risk assessment recommended in Chapter 2.3.13.

Amended texts
– OIE listed diseases
– Notification and epidemiological information
– Obligations and ethics in international trade
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Zoning and compartmentalization
– Guidelines for reaching a judgement of equivalence of sanitary measures
– Foot and mouth disease
– Highly pathogenic avian influenza
– Rinderpest
– Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
– Rabies
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Equine influenza
– Acarapisosis of honey bees
– American foulbrood of honeybees
– European foulbrood of honey bees
– Varroosis of honey bees
– Guidelines for the establishment or the regaining of recognition for a foot and mouth disease free country or zone  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations 
Single volume
12th (2003)pdfNew texts
– Chapter on ‘judgement of equivalence’ (Chapter 1.3.7.)
– Appendix on ‘antimicrobial resistance’ (Section 3.9.)
– Appendix on surveillance for scrapie (Appendix 3.8.5.)
– Appendix on foot and mouth disease (Appendix 3.8.6.)  

Amended texts
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Animal disease notification
– Foot and mouth disease
– Classical swine fever
– Rift Valley fever
– Scrapie
– BovineSpongiform encephalopathy
– Leptospirosis
– Bovine anaplasmosis
– Bovine babesiosis
– Theileriosis
– Embryos  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Single volume
11th (2002)pdfNew texts
– Chapter on ‘Guidelines for the evaluation of Veterinary Services’ (Chapter 1.3.4)
– Chapter on Scrapie (Chapter 2.4.8)
– Appendix on ‘General principles for recognising a country or zone free from a given disease/infection’ (Appendix 3.8.1)  

Amended texts
– Certification procedures
– Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Zoning and regionalization
– Foot and mouth disease
– Bluetongue
– Classical swine fever
– Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)
– Bovine semen  
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Single volume
10th (2001)pdfAmended texts
– Section 1.2 Obligations and ethics in international trade
– Chapter 2.1.9 Bluetongue
– Chapter 2.1.6 Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
– Chapter 2.3.13 Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Chapter 2.2.4 Leptospirosis
– Appendix 2.3.8 Surveillance and monitoring systems for bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Appendices 3.2.1 and 3.2.2 collection and processing of bovine semen
– Chapter 2.3.1 Bovine brucellosis
– Chapter 2.1.1 Foot and mouth disease
Adopted amendments A

Adopted amendments B

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Single volume
9th (2000)pdfAmended texts
– Section 1.1 Definitions in the Code
– Chapter 1.3 Evaluation of Veterinary Services
– Chapter 1.4.4 Zooning/ Regionalisation
– Chapter 3.1.2 Aujezsky’s disease
– Chapter 3.1.5 Anthrax
– Chapter 3.2.13 Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Chapter 3.4.14 Japanese encephalitis
– Chapter 2.1.11 African horse sickness
– Chapter 2.1.9. Bluetongue
– Chapter 2.3.1 Bovine brucellosis
– Chapter 2.1.1 Foot and mouth disease
– Chapter 2.1.5 Peste des petits ruminants
– Chapter 2.1.4 Rinderpest
– Chapter 2.1.2 Vesicular stomatitis
– Revised appendix on micromanipulated bovine embryos
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
Single volume
8th (1999)pdfImportant: Due to the quantity of updates resulting from each General Session, annual editions of the Code have been published since 1998.

Amended texts
– Appendix 4.3.2.4 FMD virus, destruction procedures in skins and trophies from wild animals susceptible to FMD.
– Chapter 3.2.13. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
– Chapter 1.4.1 General considerations
– Chapter 1.4.2 Guidelines for risk analysis
– Chapter 3.9.1 Zoonosis transmissible from non-human primates
– Chapter 3.1.5 Rabies
– Appendix 4.2.6.1 Identification, blood sampling and vaccinations
– Chapter 2.1.4 Rinderpest
– Chapter 2.1.11 African horse sickness
– Chapter 2.1.9 Bluetongue
– Section 1.1 Definitions in the Code
– Harmonization of appendices dealing with collection and processing of embryos/ ova
Adopted amendments

Proposed amendments

Detail of deliberations
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7th (1998)pdfRefer to the full report of the OIE General Session between 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998. 1998
Adopted amendments

Detail of deliberations

Proposed amendments

1997
Adopted amendments

1996
Adopted amendments

1995
Adopted amendments

1994
Adopted amendments
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6th (1992)pdf Refer to the full report of the OIE General Session between 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992.1992
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1991
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1990
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1989
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1988
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1987
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations
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5th (1986)pdf Refer to the full report of the OIE General Session between 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986.1986
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1985
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1984
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1983
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations
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4th (1982)pdf Refer to the full report of the OIE General Session between 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982. 1982
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1981
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1980
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1979
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1978
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1977
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1976
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations
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3rd (1976)pdf Refer to the full report of the OIE General Session between 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1976. 1975
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1974
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1973
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1972
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2nd (1971)pdfRefer to the full report of the OIE General Session between 1969, 1970, and 1971. 1971
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1970
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations

1969
Adopted amendments and detail of deliberations
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1st (1968)pdf First edition of the Terrestrial CodeFinal report adopted by the Assembly and historic documents related to the creation of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code can be found below.

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1965
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