Terrestrial Animal Health Code

Index Foreword

Terrestrial Animal Health Code


Volume I

General provisions


User's guide



Animal disease diagnosis, surveillance and notification

Chapter 1.1.

Notification of diseases, infections and infestations, and provision of epidemiological information

Chapter 1.2.

Criteria for the inclusion of diseases, infections and infestations in the OIE list

Chapter 1.3.

Diseases, infections and infestations listed by the OIE

Chapter 1.4.

Animal health surveillance

Chapter 1.5.

Surveillance for arthropod vectors of animal diseases

Chapter 1.6.

Procedures for self declaration and for official recognition by the OIE

Chapter 1.7.

Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for African horse sickness

Chapter 1.8.

Application for official recognition by the OIE of risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Chapter 1.9.

Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status  for classical swine fever

Chapter 1.10.

Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

Chapter 1.11.

Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for foot and mouth disease

Chapter 1.12.

Application for official recognition by the OIE of free status for peste des petits ruminants


Risk analysis

Chapter 2.1.

Import risk analysis

Chapter 2.2.

Criteria applied by the OIE for assessing the safety of commodities


Quality of Veterinary Services

Chapter 3.1.

Veterinary Services

Chapter 3.2.

Evaluation of Veterinary Services

Chapter 3.3.


Chapter 3.4.

Veterinary legislation


General recommendations: Disease prevention and control

Chapter 4.1.

General principles on identification and traceability of live animals

Chapter 4.2.

Design and implementation of identification systems to achieve animal traceability

Chapter 4.3.

Zoning and compartmentalisation

Chapter 4.4.

Application of compartmentalisation

Chapter 4.5.

General hygiene in semen collection and processing centres

Chapter 4.6.

Collection and processing of bovine, small ruminant and porcine semen

Chapter 4.7.

Collection and processing of in vivo derived embryos from livestock and equids

Chapter 4.8.

Collection and processing of oocytes and in vitro produced embryos from livestock and horses

Chapter 4.9.

Collection and processing of micromanipulated oocytes or embryos from livestock and horses

Chapter 4.10.

Collection and processing of laboratory rodent and rabbit oocytes or embryos

Chapter 4.11.

Somatic cell nuclear transfer in production livestock and horses

Chapter 4.12.

Disposal of dead animals

Chapter 4.13.

General recommendations on disinfection and disinsection

Chapter 4.14.

Official health control of bee diseases

Chapter 4.15.

Hygiene precautions, identification, blood sampling and vaccination

Chapter 4.16.

High health status horse subpopulation

Chapter 4.17.



Trade measures, import/export procedures and veterinary certification

Chapter 5.1.

General obligations related to certification

Chapter 5.2.

Certification procedures

Chapter 5.3.

OIE procedures relevant to the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization

Chapter 5.4.

Animal health measures applicable before and at departure

Chapter 5.5.

Animal health measures applicable during transit from the place of departure in the exporting country to the place of arrival in the importing country

Chapter 5.6.

Border posts and quarantine stations in the importing country

Chapter 5.7.

Animal health measures applicable on arrival

Chapter 5.8.

International transfer and laboratory containment of animal pathogenic agents

Chapter 5.9.

Quarantine measures applicable to non-human primates

Chapter 5.10.

Model veterinary certificates for international trade in live animals, hatching eggs and products of animal origin

Chapter 5.11.

Model veterinary certificate for international movement of dogs, cats and ferrets originating from countries considered infected with rabies

Chapter 5.12.

Model passport for international movement of competition horses

Chapter 5.13.

Model veterinary certificate for international trade in laboratory animals


Veterinary public health

Chapter 6.1.

Introduction to recommendations for veterinary public health

Chapter 6.2.

The role of the Veterinary Services in food safety systems

Chapter 6.3.

Control of biological hazards of animal health and public health importance through ante- and post-mortem meat inspection

Chapter 6.4.

The control of hazards of animal health and public health importance in animal feed

Chapter 6.5.

Biosecurity procedures in poultry production

Chapter 6.6.

Prevention, detection and control of Salmonella in poultry

Chapter 6.7.

Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance

Chapter 6.8.

Harmonisation of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes

Chapter 6.9.

Monitoring of the quantities and usage patterns of antimicrobial agents used in food-producing animals

Chapter 6.10.

Responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine

Chapter 6.11.

Risk analysis for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobial agents in animals

Chapter 6.12.

Zoonoses transmissible from non-human primates

Chapter 6.13.

Prevention and control of Salmonella in commercial bovine production systems

Chapter 6.14.

Prevention and control of Salmonella in commercial pig production systems


Animal welfare

Chapter 7.1.

Introduction to the recommendations for animal welfare

Chapter 7.2.

Transport of animals by sea

Chapter 7.3.

Transport of animals by land

Chapter 7.4.

Transport of animals by air

Chapter 7.5.

Slaughter of animals

Chapter 7.6.

Killing of animals for disease control purposes

Chapter 7.7.

Stray dog population control

Chapter 7.8.

Use of animals in research and education

Chapter 7.9.

Animal welfare and beef cattle production systems

Chapter 7.10.

Animal welfare and broiler chicken production systems

Chapter 7.11.

Animal welfare and dairy cattle production systems

Chapter 7.12.

Welfare of working equids

Chapter 7.13.

Animal welfare and pig production systems

Volume II

Recommendations applicable to OIE Listed diseases and other diseases of importance to international trade


Multiple species

Chapter 8.1.


Chapter 8.2.

Infection with Aujeszky's disease virus

Chapter 8.3.

Infection with bluetongue virus

Chapter 8.4.

Infection with Brucella abortus, B. melitensis and B. suis

Chapter 8.5.

Infection with Echinococcus granulosus

Chapter 8.6.

Infection with Echinococcus multilocularis

Chapter 8.7.

Infection with epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus

Chapter 8.8.

Infection with foot and mouth disease virus

Chapter 8.9.


Chapter 8.10.

Japanese encephalitis

Chapter 8.11.

Infection withMycobacterium tuberculosis complex

Chapter 8.12.

New world screwworm  (Cochliomyia hominivorax) and Old world screwworm  (Chrysomya bezziana)

Chapter 8.13.


Chapter 8.14.

Infection with rabies virus

Chapter 8.15.

Infection with Rift Valley fever virus

Chapter 8.16.

Infection with rinderpest virus

Chapter 8.17.

Infection with Trichinella spp.

Chapter 8.18.


Chapter 8.19.

West Nile fever



Chapter 9.1.

Infestation of honey bees with Acarapis woodi

Chapter 9.2.

Infection of honey bees with Paenibacillus larvae (American foulbrood)

Chapter 9.3.

Infection of honey bees with  Melissococcus plutonius  (European foulbrood)

Chapter 9.4.

Infestation with Aethina tumida (Small hive beetle)

Chapter 9.5.

Infestation of honey bees  with Tropilaelaps spp.

Chapter 9.6.

Infestation of honey bees  with Varroa spp. (Varroosis)



Chapter 10.1.

Avian chlamydiosis

Chapter 10.2.

Avian infectious bronchitis

Chapter 10.3.

Avian infectious laryngotracheitis

Chapter 10.4.

Infection with avian influenza viruses

Chapter 10.5.

Avian mycoplasmosis  (Mycoplasma gallisepticum)

Chapter 10.6.

Duck virus hepatitis

Chapter 10.7.

Fowl typhoid and pullorum disease

Chapter 10.8.

Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro disease)

Chapter 10.9.

Infection with Newcastle disease virus



Chapter 11.1.

Bovine anaplasmosis

Chapter 11.2.

Bovine babesiosis

Chapter 11.3.

Bovine genital campylobacteriosis

Chapter 11.4.

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Chapter 11.5.

Infection with Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia)

Chapter 11.6.

Enzootic bovine leukosis

Chapter 11.7.

Haemorrhagic septicaemia (Pasteurella multocida serotypes 6:b and 6:e)

Chapter 11.8.

Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/ infectious pustular vulvovaginitis

Chapter 11.9.

Infection with lumpy skin disease virus

Chapter 11.10.


Chapter 11.11.




Chapter 12.1.

Infection with African horse sickness virus

Chapter 12.2.

Contagious equine metritis

Chapter 12.3.


Chapter 12.4.

Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern and Western)

Chapter 12.5.

Equine infectious anaemia

Chapter 12.6.

Infection with equine influenza virus

Chapter 12.7.

Equine piroplasmosis

Chapter 12.8.

Infection with equid herpesvirus-1 (Equine rhinopneumonitis)

Chapter 12.9.

Infection with equine arteritis virus

Chapter 12.10.

Infection with Burkholderia mallei (Glanders)

Chapter 12.11.

Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis



Chapter 13.1.


Chapter 13.2.

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease



Chapter 14.1.

Caprine arthritis/encephalitis

Chapter 14.2.

Contagious agalactia

Chapter 14.3.

Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia

Chapter 14.4.

Infection with Chlamydophila abortus (Enzootic abortion of ewes, ovine chlamydiosis)

Chapter 14.5.


Chapter 14.6.

Ovine epididymitis(Brucella ovis)

Chapter 14.7.

Infection with peste des petits ruminants virus

Chapter 14.8.


Chapter 14.9.

Sheep pox and goat pox



Chapter 15.1.

Infection with African swine fever virus

Chapter 15.2.

Infection with classical swine fever virus

Chapter 15.3.

Infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus

Chapter 15.4.

Infection with Taenia solium (Porcine cysticercosis)

Chapter 15.5.

Transmissible gastroenteritis

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