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

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Veterinary enquiry as to the existence of a specified disease

7.—(1) For the purposes of ascertaining whether or not a specified disease exists on any premises in respect of which a restriction notice has been served a veterinary inspector may—

(a)carry out, or cause to be carried out, such enquiries, examinations and tests; and

(b)take, or cause to be taken, such samples,

as he may consider necessary for the purpose of diagnosis.

(2) A veterinary inspector may mark, or cause to be marked, for identification purposes any animal, bird, carcase or other thing in relation to which any of the powers under paragraph (1) has been exercised.

(3) The occupier or person in charge of the premises or any person in his employment shall render such reasonable assistance to a veterinary inspector as he may require for the purpose of facilitating the exercise of his powers under paragraph (1) or (2).

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