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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Slaughter of a suspect animal

3.—(1) For the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) of Article 12 of the Community TSE Regulation, if a veterinary inspector suspects that a bovine animal is affected with BSE (“a suspected animal”), he must either —

(a)kill it immediately on the premises on which it is kept; or

(b)serve a notice prohibiting the animal from being moved from the premises until it has been killed,

and shall remove any cattle passport relating to it.

(2) He must prohibit the movement of other bovine animals from the premises in question in accordance with the second and fourth paragraphs of Article 12(1) of the Community TSE Regulation and Article 2(1)(a) of Commission Decision 2005/598/EC(1).

(3) In accordance with Article 12(3) of the Community TSE Regulation, if an animal is killed on any premises as provided for by this paragraph, it is an offence to remove the body from the premises except in accordance with a licence issued by an inspector.

(4) If an animal to which sub-paragraph (1) applies is not killed immediately, its keeper must dispose of its milk in such a way that it cannot be consumed by a human or an animal other than its own calf or an animal kept for research purposes and any contravention of this sub-paragraph is an offence.

(5) The keeper must maintain the animal at his expense until it is slaughtered or the notice is withdrawn.

(1)

O.J. No. L204, 5.8.2005, p. 22

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