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Specified Animal Pathogens Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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2.—(1) In this Order—

  • “animal” includes poultry;

  • “carrier” means any living creature except man which may carry or transmit a specified animal pathogen or the tissue, cell culture, body fluid, excreta, carcase or part of a carcase of such creature by or by means of which a specified animal pathogen may be carried or transmitted;

  • “specified animal pathogen” means an animal pathogen listed in the Schedule including—


    intact pathogens,


    pathogens which have been attenuated or genetically modified by any means, and


    any nucleic acid derived from an animal pathogen listed in the Schedule which could produce that pathogen when introduced into a biological system in which the nucleic acid is capable of replicating;

  • “the 1981 Order” means the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

(2) A licence or notice issued under this Order shall be in writing, may be subject to conditions and may be varied, suspended or revoked by a notice in writing served on the licensee or recipient of the original notice at any time.

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