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Aujeszky’s Disease Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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4.—(1) The Department may, for the purpose of maintaining freedom from Aujeszky’s Disease in Northern Ireland, select holdings for sampling and will notify the keeper of each selected holding in writing of—

(a)the number of samples required;

(b)the date by which the sampling must be completed;

(c)the category of pigs to be sampled; and

(d)the group from which the samples should be taken.

(2) The Department may revoke, suspend or vary any notice.

(3) Sampling is to be undertaken at the expense of the keeper and must be carried out either by—

(a)a nominated veterinary surgeon on farm; or

(b)in the case of pigs dispatched for slaughter, a nominated veterinary surgeon or an authorised person at the slaughterhouse.

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