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Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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26.—(1) Administration is in accordance with this regulation if—

(a)it is of an authorised veterinary medicinal product containing oestradiol 17β, testosterone or progesterone or a derivative of any of these substances which readily yields the parent compound on hydrolis after absorption at the site of application; and

(b)it is carried out for a therapeutic purpose on a clearly identified farm animal by a veterinary surgeon, who makes an appropriate record of the treatment, by injection or for the treatment (other than by implant) of ovarian dysfunction in the form of vaginal spirals.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) and regulation 28(c) “appropriate record” means the entry in a register of the following details—

(a)type of treatment;

(b)the type of products authorised or prescribed;

(c)the date of treatment;

(d)the identity of the animal treated; and

(e)any applicable withdrawal period.

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