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

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3.—(1) The keeper of a bovine born on or after the coming into operation of this Order shall ensure—

(a)a tissue sample is taken from that bovine calf; and

(b)the tissue sample is dispatched to an approved laboratory within 7 days of taking the tissue sample for testing for BVDV.

(2) The taking of a sample in accordance with sub-paragraph (1) shall be done as soon as possible after birth and in any event within 20 days of birth.

(3) A keeper who comes into the possession or control of a bovine, born on or after the coming into operation of this Order, and which does not possess a negative test result for BVDV from an approved laboratory shall—

(a)ensure that a tissue sample is taken from that bovine; or

(b)arrange for a blood sample to be taken from that bovine; and

(c)ensure that the sample is dispatched to an approved laboratory within 7 days of taking the tissue sample for testing for BVDV.

(4) The taking of a sample in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) shall be done as soon as possible after the bovine comes into the possession or control of the keeper and in any event within 20 days of the bovine coming into the possession or control of the keeper.

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