Defra administers animal pathogens under the Importation of Animal Pathogens Order 1980 (as amended) and the Specified Animal Pathogens Order 2008.
- Animal pathogens – Guidance on controls
- Defra precautionary advice to Specified Animal Pathogen Order licence holders on the handling and storage of Schmallenberg virus (PDF)
- General Import Licence – The Importation of Animal Pathogens Order 1980 (“IAPO”) (Microsoft Word format)
- Declaration template for imports into England of certain animal pathogens from a European Union country for research or diagnostic purposes (Microsoft Word format)