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Bovine Embryo Collection, Production and Transplantation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Introductory

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Licences

    4. 4.Application

  3. Part II Collection, production and processing of embryos

    1. 5.Licensing of bovine embryo collection teams and their facilities

    2. 6.Collection of embryos

    3. 7.Licensing of bovine embryo production teams

    4. 8.Production of embryos in vitro

  4. Part III Storage and transport of embryos

    1. 9.Storage of embryos for use in intra-Area trade

    2. 10.A person shall not store any embryo for use in...

    3. 11.Storage of embryos not intended for intra-Area trade

    4. 12.A person shall not store any embryo for use other...

    5. 13.Transport of embryos

  5. Part IV Transplantation of embryos

    1. 14.Licensing of bovine embryo transplantation teams

    2. 15.Transplantation of embryos

  6. Part V General

    1. 16.Requirements to use anaesthetics

    2. 17.Records at stores

    3. 18.Records other than at stores

    4. 19.Transitional provisions

    5. 20.Revocation

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Conditions for the licensing of bovine embryo collection teams for all purposes including for intra-Area trade

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. Part I Permanently sited laboratories for all purposes including for intra-Area trade

        1. 1.The permanently sited laboratory, must have— (a) a work surface,...

      2. Part II

        Mobile laboratories for all purposes including for intra-Area trade

        1. 1.The mobile laboratory must have— (a) a work surface, a...

        2. 2.The mobile laboratory shall always have contact with a permanently...

      3. Part III Mobile laboratories for the purposes of trade within Northern Ireland

        1. 1.The mobile laboratory shall— (a) have separate parts so that...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Conditions relating to the collection, processing and storage of embryos not intended for intra-Area trade

      1. 1.Embryos shall be processed in either a permanent laboratory facility...

      2. 2.All implements which come into contact with the embryos or...

      3. 3.Products of animal origin used during collection of the embryos...

      4. 4.Storage flasks and transport flasks shall be properly disinfected or...

      5. 5.The cryogenic agent used shall not have been previously used...

      6. 6.Each embryo container and the containers in which they are...

      7. 7.Each embryo shall be washed at least 10 times in...

      8. 8.After the last wash each embryo shall be subjected to...

      9. 9.Each consignment of embryos that has successfully undergone the examination...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Conditions relating to the collection, processing, storage and transport of embryos for the purposes of intra-Area trade

      1. 1.Embryos shall be collected, processed and packed without coming into...

      2. 2.Embryos shall be collected in a place which is isolated...

      3. 3.Embryos shall be processed in either a permanent laboratory facility...

      4. 4.All implements which come into contact with the embryos or...

      5. 5.Products of animal origin used during collection of the embryos...

      6. 6.Storage flasks and transport flasks shall be properly disinfected or...

      7. 7.The cryogenic agent used shall not have been previously used...

      8. 8.Each embryo container and the containers in which they are...

      9. 9.Each embryo shall be washed at least 10 times in...

      10. 10.After the last wash each embryo shall be subjected to...

      11. 11.Each consignment of embryos that has successfully undergone the examination...

      12. 12.Each embryo shall, where appropriate, be frozen as soon as...

      13. 13.Each collection team must submit routine samples of flushing fluids,...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Conditions relating to donor animals for the purposes of Regulation 6 or 8

      1. Part I Collection from live animals

        1. 1.The donor cow must have spent at least the previous...

        2. 2.The donor cow must have been present in the herd...

        3. 3.The donor cow must come from a herd which is—...

        4. 4.During the year before collection of the embryo, the donor...

        5. 5.On the day of embryo collection the donor cow—

      2. Part II Collection after slaughter

        1. 1.The donor cow shall not have been designated for slaughter...

        2. 2.The abattoir where the ovaries and other tissues are collected...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Conditions for the licensing of bovine embryo production teams

      1. 1.The production, processing and storage of embryos must be carried...

      2. 2.The production team personnel must be trained in appropriate disease...

      3. 3.The team must have at its disposal a permanently-sited processing...

      4. 4.Where oocytes and other tissues are to be collected in...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Conditions relating to the production of embryos

      1. 1.Embryos shall be produced by a licensed bovine embryo production...

      2. 2.Ovaries, oocytes and other tissues intended to be used in...

      3. 3.Each bovine embryo production team must submit routine samples of...

      4. 4.When ovaries, oocytes, and other tissues are to be collected...

      5. 5.Materials and equipment coming into direct contact with ovaries, oocytes...

      6. 6.Embryos shall be produced, processed and placed in identifiable and...

      7. 7.Products of animal origin used during production of the embryos...

      8. 8.Storage flasks and transport flasks shall be properly disinfected or...

      9. 9.The cryogenic agent used shall not have been previously used...

      10. 10.Oocytes, semen and embryos shall be processed using the laminar-flow...

      11. 11.Once the embryo has been produced, each embryo container and...

      12. 12.After the culture procedure has been completed, each embryo shall...

      13. 13.After the last wash each embryo shall be subjected to...

      14. 14.Each consignment of embryos that has successfully undergone the examination...

      15. 15.Each embryo shall, where appropriate, be frozen as soon as...

      16. 16.Ovaries, oocytes and other tissues shall not be allowed to...

      17. 17.Only embryos from the same batch of donors should be...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Bovine embryo transfer

  8. Explanatory Note

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