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

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Notice of spongiform encephalopathy

5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (4), a person who, in the course of a laboratory examination of the carcase of any bird, or of any animal other than a bovine animal, sheep or goat, suspects the presence of spongiform encephalopathy shall, with all practicable speed, give notice of the fact in accordance with Article 4(1).

(2) A person shall not remove the sample and the remainder of the carcase in respect of which notice has been given under paragraph (1), from the laboratory where they were examined except under the authority of a licence issued by the Department and in accordance with any conditions subject to which the licence is issued.

(3) A person shall, if so required by the Department, supply the Department with any samples in respect of which notice has been given under paragraph (1).

(4) This Article shall not apply to any spongiform encephalopathy which has been deliberately introduced into an animal, a bird, a carcase, or a sample in a laboratory.

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