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The Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“affected animal” means a bovine animal which is affected with enzootic bovine leukosis or is infected with the bovine leukosis virus;

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

“bovine animal” means a bull, cow, steer, heifer or calf;

“carcase” means the carcase of a bovine animal and includes part of a carcase and the meat, bones, hide, skin, hooves, offal or other part of a bovine animal, separately or otherwise, or any portion thereof;

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

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

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(1);

“premises” includes land, with or without buildings:

“suspected animal” means a bovine animal which is suspected of being affected with enzootic bovine leukosis because–

(a)

it is showing signs of swollen, painless lymph nodes or tumorous changes (other than haemangiomas, papillomas or warts) in parts of its body; or

(b)

a haematological examination of the animal has disclosed a lymphocyte count within the range specified in the Schedule to these Regulations; or

(c)

any other test carried out on the animal has indicated the possible presence of infection with the bovine leukosis virus;

“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) All notices, licences or approvals issued under these Regulations shall be in writing and may be made subject to conditions and may be amended, suspended or revoked at any time.

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