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The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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2.  In this Scheme—

“approved laboratory” means a laboratory approved by the Department for the purposes of this Order;

“blood sample” means a sample of blood taken by a veterinary surgeon;

“bovine” means any bovine animal including an animal of the species bison bison or bubalus bubalis;

“BVD” means bovine viral diarrhoea;

“BVDV” means the bovine viral diarrhoea virus;

“Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland;

“herd” means one or more bovines for which a keeper is responsible and to whom the Department has assigned a unique herd identification number;

“holding” means any establishment, construction or, in the case of an open-air farm, any place, in which animals are held, kept or handled;

“keeper” means a person responsible for a herd;

“official BVD tissue tag” means a tissue sample-enabled tag approved by the Department for the purposes of taking a tissue sample for testing for the presence of BVDV under this Scheme;

“tagged” means the attachment of approved eartags in accordance with regulation 3 of the Cattle Identification (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(1); and

“tissue sample” means a sample of tissue taken from a bovine by means of an official BVD tissue tag.

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