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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Identification and restriction of offspring and cohorts

4.—(1) In accordance with Articles 12(1) and 13(2) of the Community TSE Regulation, if—

(a)an animal is a suspected animal;

(b)the monitoring of bovine carcases under Schedule 2 or under Annex III of the Community TSE Regulation confirms that an animal is suspected of being affected with BSE; or

(c)the competent authority of another part of the United Kingdom or a member State notifies the Department that a bovine animal is suspected of being affected with BSE,

then sub-paragraph (2) applies.

(2) Where this paragraph applies, an inspector must identify—

(a)in the case of a female animal, all it’s offspring born within two years prior to, or after, clinical onset of the disease; and

(b)in every case, all animals born in the same cohort on or after 1st August 1996.

(3) An inspector must serve notices prohibiting movement of those animals identified in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) from the premises on which they are kept or where he suspects they are kept and remove any cattle passports.

(4) If he cannot immediately identify the animals in sub-paragraph (2) an inspector must serve a notice prohibiting the movement of all bovine animals from the premises pending identification.

(5) Movements of animals restricted by notice under sub-paragraph (3) are only permitted in accordance with regulation 16.

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