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Classical Swine Fever Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Notification of the disease

4.—(1) A person who suspects the disease in any pig or carcase which is –

(a)in his possession; or

(b)under his charge; or

(c)being examined or inspected by him,

shall immediately notify the appropriate Divisional Veterinary Officer.

(2) A person tending an infected or suspected pig shall not tend any other pig in his possession or under his charge except in accordance with the instructions of an inspector.

(3) A person who analyses samples taken from any animal or carcase and who finds evidence of antibodies or antigens to the disease or to any vaccine for the disease shall immediately notify the appropriate Divisional Veterinary Officer.

(4) A person shall not move from any holding or other place –

(a)any suspected pig or carcase;

(b)any meat, pig product or the semen, ovum, or embryo of pigs, any animal feedingstuff, manure or slurry or any other utensils, material, waste or other thing found on the same holding or place,

until that holding or other place has been visited by a veterinary inspector and the veterinary inspector has either imposed prohibitions under this Order or notified the occupier of the holding or place that he does not consider it necessary to do so.

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