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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Action following confirmation of BSE

5.—(1) In accordance with Article 13(1)(c), and point 2 of Annex VII of the Community TSE Regulation, if it is confirmed that the suspected animals to which paragraph 4(1) applies were affected with BSE an inspector must—

(a)if the animal is female, kill all its offspring born within two years prior to, or after, clinical onset of the disease; and

(b)in all cases, kill all the bovine animals in its cohort born on or after 1st August 1996 except where—

(i)he is satisfied that the animal did not have access to the same feed as the affected animal; or

(ii)the animal is a bull that is kept at and will not be removed from a semen collection centre.

(2) It is an offence to remove an animal to which sub-paragraph (1)(b)(ii) applies from the semen collection centre except to be killed and when it is killed the owner commits an offence unless he ensures that the carcase is completely destroyed.

(3) If an animal required to be killed under sub-paragraph (1) is not killed on the premises on which it was kept, an inspector must issue a licence authorising the owner to consign it to other premises for killing as specified in the licence and must ensure that any cattle passport relating to it is stamped “Not for human consumption”.

(4) When an animal is killed under this paragraph, it is an offence to remove the carcase from the premises on which it was killed except in accordance with a movement licence issued by an inspector.

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