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Diseases of Animals (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Modification of the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

2.  For paragraph 4 of Part I of Schedule 2 to the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

Bovine tuberculosis

4.(1) Subject and according to the provisions of this Order, the Department may by order provide for the slaughter of—

(a)any animal affected with bovine tuberculosis or suspected of being so affected; or

(b)any animal of a susceptible species which is or has been in contact with any animal referred to in paragraph (a), or which appears to the Department to have been in any way exposed to the infection of bovine tuberculosis.

(2) An order under sub-paragraph (1) may provide for the slaughter of any animal under that sub-paragraph to be made subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under the order.

(3) In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)any reference to bovine tuberculosis includes any such form of the disease, or any such stage of its development, as may be prescribed by order made under that sub-paragraph; and

(b)“animal of a susceptible species” means any animal or bird—

(i)of a species kept for human consumption or the production of milk for human consumption; or

(ii)of any other species which presents a serious risk of transmitting bovine tuberculosis to animals or poultry of the species referred to in sub-paragraph (i) or to humans..

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