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The Aujeszky’s Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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9.—(1) A veterinary inspector shall begin an investigation in any suspect infected premises to establish whether the Aujeszky’s Disease virus is present. This shall include taking samples from any pigs or carcases on the premises and having them tested in accordance with Annex III of Commission Decision 2008/185/EC(1) at a designated laboratory.

(2) If the tests carried out under paragraph 1 demonstrate that Aujeszky’s Disease virus is present, the veterinary inspector shall serve a notice on the keeper, or if different from the keeper the owner or occupier of the premises, declaring those premises to be an infected premises and imposing the measures in Schedule 1.

(3) If the tests carried out under paragraph 1 do not demonstrate the presence of Aujeszky’s Disease virus and the veterinary inspector is satisfied following the investigation that no Aujeszky’s Disease virus is present, the Department shall revoke the notice served under article 8(2).

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OJ No.L59, 04.03.2008, p.19

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