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(1)In section 16 (treatment after exposure to infection) of the 1981 Act—
(a)subsection (1) is repealed,
(b)after that subsection there is inserted—
“(1A)For the purpose of preventing the spread of diseases of animals, the Scottish Ministers may, if they think fit, cause to be treated with serum or vaccine, or with both serum and vaccine, any animal or bird.
(1B)The animals which may be treated under subsection (1A) are any kind of mammal (except man).
(1C)In subsection (1A), “disease” is not restricted by its definition in this Act.”.
(2)In subsection (2) of that section—
(a)for the words “officer of the Minister” there is substituted “inspector”, and
(b)for the words from “land” to the end there is substituted “premises”.
(3)After that subsection there is added—
“(3)In this section—
a person appointed as an inspector for the purposes of this Act by the Scottish Ministers; or
a person authorised by the Scottish Ministers for those purposes;
any land or building; or
any other place, in particular—
a vehicle or vessel; or
a tent or moveable structure.”.
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