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The Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Controls in a slaughterhouse following notification

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27.—(1) This regulation applies where—

(a)the Department is notified under regulation 8(1) of a suspect pig or carcase in a slaughterhouse; and

(b)a veterinary inspector considers that further investigation relating to the possible presence of swine vesicular disease is necessary.

(2) The veterinary inspector shall orally or otherwise inform the person reporting the suspect pig or carcase that further investigation is necessary, and paragraph (3) shall apply.

(3) The occupier of the slaughterhouse shall ensure that, unless approved by a veterinary inspector—

(a)no pig may be moved into the slaughterhouse;

(b)any live suspect pig, live pig from the same premises as the suspect pig and any pigs they have had contact with shall be kept alive until slaughtered under regulation 28; and

(c)if any of those pigs have been slaughtered, the carcases and any carcases that they have been in contact with shall be moved to a part of the slaughterhouse where they can be isolated; and

(d)that they are kept there and do not come into contact with other pigs or carcases,

and failure to do so is an offence

(4) Subject to regulation 28 these controls shall continue to apply until a veterinary inspector has confirmed that they shall cease to have effect.

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