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Slaughterhouses and Disease Surveillance

Disease Surveillance

The Slaughterhouse and Disease Surveillance Unit under the Slaughterhouse (Veterinary) Section is responsible for disease surveillance. They will report suspected diseases if discovered in food animals in slaughterhouses. Samples are regularly collected from food animals and sent to Veterinary Laboratory of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for disease surveillance. Body fluid and tissues such as lymph nodes and vital organs will also be sampled from the condemned animal carcass for testing when necessary.

Verification of Documents for the Food Animals Admitted into the Slaughterhouses

The Slaughterhouse and Disease Surveillance Unit is also responsible for collection and verification of Animal Health Certificates for the imported food animals from the Mainland or the relevant Admission Forms for pigs delivered from local pig farms.

 

No. of local and imported food animals inspection

Pigs

Cattle

Goats

Year

No. of animals inspected

No. of animal health certificates verified

No. of animals inspected

No. of animal health certificates verified

No. of animals inspected

No. of animal health certificates verified

2012

1 638 233

38 039 (health certificate) +
9 031
(admission forms for local pigs)

26 032

2 352

8 954

82 (health certificate) +
1 (admission forms for local goats)

2013

1 672 298

38 918 (health certificate) +
9 309
(admission forms for local pigs)

19 156

1 720 (health certificate) +
1 (admission forms for local cattle)

6 472

59 (health certificate)

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Last Revision Date : 03-03-2014