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The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Wales) Order 2007 allows Welsh Ministers to approve disinfectants for use in Wales.

The Order allows veterinary disinfectants to be placed on an approved list for the control of different diseases. The disinfectants must demonstrate efficacy (effectiveness) in laboratory testing before being placed on the list. Veterinary disinfectants are a vital component of animal disease control strategies.

This assists the everyday prevention of disease and in controlling disease spread during outbreaks. Approved disinfectants may only be used in accordance with the conditions of its approval or as directed by an inspector.

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