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The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Prohibition on administration of beta-agonists or hormonal substances

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5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person shall not administer or knowingly cause or permit to be administered to any animal any—

(a)substance listed in Annexes II or III of Council Directive 96/22; or

(b)any product which is, or which contains a substance listed in either of those Annexes.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply to the administration of a compliant veterinary medicinal product —

(a)containing testosterone, progesterone or a derivative of these substances which readily yields the parent compound on hydrolysis after absorption at the site of application, if that product is administered in accordance with regulation 26;

(b)containing allyl trenbolone or a beta-agonist, if that product is administered in accordance with regulation 27; or

(c)having oestrogenic action (but not containing oestradiol 17b or its ester-like derivatives), androgenic action or gestagenic action, if that product is administered in accordance with regulation 28.

(3) Paragraph (2), “compliant veterinary medicinal product” means a veterinary medicinal product which complies with the requirements of regulation 25.

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