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The Brucellosis (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“abortion or premature calving” means an abortion or calving which takes place less than 271 days after service or insemination, or 265 days after implantation or transfer of an embryo, whether the calf is born dead or alive;

“approved laboratory” means a laboratory approved by the Scottish Ministers to carry out testing of milk for brucellosis;

“bovine animal” means a bull, cow, heifer or calf but does not include a steer;

“brucellosis” means the disease caused byBrucella abortus, otherwise known as contagious abortion;

“dealer in bovine animals” means any person whose trade or business regularly includes the selling of bovine animals purchased by that person for the purpose of resale within 28 days;

“Divisional Veterinary Manager” means the veterinary inspector appointed for the time being by the Scottish Ministers to receive information about animals which are infected or are suspected of being infected with brucellosis, or the carcases of such animals, for the area in which such animals or carcases are situated;

“full term calving” means a calving which takes place 271 days or more after service or insemination, or 265 days after implantation or transfer of an embryo, whether the calf is born dead or alive;

“inspector” means an inspector appointed by a local authority for the purpose of enforcing these Regulations;

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1984(1);

“premises” includes land with or without buildings;

“slaughterhouse” means any premises used for the commercial slaughter or killing of animals, whether or not the flesh of those animals is intended for human consumption, and includes any place available in connection therewith for the confinement of animals while awaiting slaughter there or for keeping or subjecting to any treatment or process, products of the slaughtering of animals there;

“steer” means a castrated bull or male calf aged four months or over;

“veterinary inspector” means a veterinary inspector appointed by the Scottish Ministers;

“veterinary surgeon” means a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner registered under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(2).

(2) A notice, approval or licence issued under these Regulations shall be in writing and may be issued subject to conditions and may be amended, suspended, withdrawn or revoked in writing at any time.

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