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The Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Veterinary inquiry as to the existence of enzootic bovine leukosis

7.—(1) Where by reason of information received by a veterinary inspector under regulations 3, 4, 5 or 6, or otherwise, there is reason to believe that enzootic bovine leukosis exists or has existed on any premises, the veterinary inspector shall with all practicable speed, take such steps as may be necessary to establish–

(a)whether that disease is enzootic bovine leukosis;

(b)the length of time that disease has existed on the premises;

(c)the possible origin of the disease on the premises.

(2) For the purposes of an inquiry under paragraph 1 above, a veterinary inspector may, on production on demand of his authority–

(a)examine any bovine animal or carcase on the premises;

(b)enter on to any part of the premises;

(c)take such samples as may be required for the purpose of diagnosis from any bovine animal or carcase on the premises; or

(d)examine any records in whatever form on the premises and take copies of such records.

(3) The occupier of the premises, employees of the occupier, any person who is or has been in possession or charge of any bovine animal which is or has been on the premises and any veterinary surgeon who has been attending any bovin e animal on the premises or has been consulted about such animal or carcase, shall–

(a)give such reasonable facilities and comply with such reasonable requirements as may be necessary for the purpose of the inquiry; and

(b)provide any relevant information to the veterinary inspector or the Scottish Ministers relating to the location and movements of that bovine animal or carcase and as to the location and movements of any other bovine animal or carcase (which is or has been on the premises) with which that animal has been in contact.

(4) A veterinary inspector entering premises under the provisions of this regulation shall, if required by the occupier or person in charge, state the reasons for entering.

(5) A veterinary inspector entering premises under the provisions of this regulation may take with him such other person as may be considered necessary for the purposes of the inquiry.

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