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Specified Diseases (Notification and Movement Restrictions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Notice of specified disease

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), a person who has in his possession or under his charge an affected or suspected animal, bird or carcase, a veterinary surgeon or other person who, in the course of his duties, examines or inspects such an animal, bird or carcase and any person who, following an analysis by him of any sample taken from an animal, bird or carcase has reasonable grounds for supposing that the animal, bird or carcase is affected, shall, with all practicable speed, give notice of the fact—

(a)to an inspector;

(b)to the Divisional Veterinary Officer; or

(c)to any member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

(2) An inspector, if he is not a veterinary inspector, or a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary who receives notice under paragraph (1) shall immediately inform a veterinary inspector of the fact.

(3) This Article shall not apply to an animal, bird or carcase affected or suspected of being affected with spongiform encephalopathy.

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