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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Declaratory (No. 5) Order 2001

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2.  Part III of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 is varied by the addition of the requirements set out in the following sub-paragraphs:–

(a)no person shall move animals from the premises on which the animals are kept, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers or an inspector;

  • no person shall move animals on public or private roads (other than the service roads of premises), except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers or an inspector;

(c)an inspector may, by licence issued in the form set out in Schedule 3 to this Order, permit, for the purposes of slaughter, the movement within an infected area of animals direct to a slaughterhouse approved by the Scottish Ministers to slaughter animals moved by licence issued under this paragraph;

(d)a veterinary inspector may, by licence, permit, for the purposes of slaughter, the movement out of an infected area of animals direct to a slaughterhouse approved by the Scottish Ministers to slaughter animals moved by licence issued under this paragraph;

(e)for the purposes of this paragraph, licences or approvals issued in England or Wales operate as if granted in Scotland;

(f)where an animal is moved to a slaughterhouse under this paragraph, the occupier of the slaughterhouse shall ensure that the animal is slaughtered at those premises in accordance with any condition relating to slaughter specified in the licence and in any event within 24 hours of arrival there;

(g)the person in charge of the vehicle in which animals are moved under this paragraph shall ensure that it is thoroughly cleansed and disinfected in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 to this Order as soon as possible after the animals have been unloaded and, in any case, before the vehicle is moved from the delivery premises;

(h)the occupier of premises to which animals are moved under this paragraph shall–

(i)ensure that the occupier or the occupier’s representative is given the licence under which they have been moved before allowing the animals to be unloaded from the vehicle on which they have been transported;

(ii)forward that licence without delay to the local authority responsible for the area in which those premises are situated and, in the case of a slaughterhouse, provide a copy to the official veterinary surgeon appointed for those premises;

(iii)retain a copy of that licence for a period of not less than 6 months and produce it upon request for inspection by an inspector;

(iv)provide adequate facilities, equipment and materials for the cleansing and disinfection of the vehicle that delivered the animals to the premises in accordance with this paragraph;

(i)no person shall transport animals through the infected area, except if the animals are transiting through that area by motorway, trunk road or railway;

(j)no person shall seek to carry out breeding of animals by means of itinerant service;

(k)no person shall seek to carry out breeding of animals by means of artificial insemination, other than with semen that is on the premises on which the animals are kept or with semen delivered directly to those premises by an insemination centre, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers or an inspector;

(l)no person shall use any premises for fairs, markets, shows or other gatherings of animals;

(m)article 20 of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Order 1983 shall not apply if the slaughterhouse or knackery product is controlled by and the movement is for the purpose of disposal in accordance with–

(i)the Specified Risk Material Order 1997(1);

(ii)the Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997(2); or

(iii)the Animal By-Products Order 1999(3);

(o)no person shall move any carcase (other than the carcase of an animal slaughtered for human consumption or a suspect BSE or scrapie carcase destined for disposal) from premises other than a slaughterhouse or a knacker’s yard, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Scottish Ministers;

(p)no person shall move, or cause to be moved, into, out of or within an infected area any embryo, ovum or semen, except with the written approval of a veterinary inspector and subject to such conditions as may be specified therein;

(r)the owner or person in charge of an animal shall take all such steps as may be necessary to prevent it from straying from the premises on which it is kept;

(s)if an inspector finds a stray or feral animal, that inspector may detain it, and if the owner cannot be ascertained after reasonable enquiries, the animal may be destroyed by the inspector.

(1)

S.I. 1997/2964, as amended, as regards Scotland, by S.S.I. 2000/344 and 2001/4.

(2)

S.I. 1997/2965, as amended by S.I. 1997/3062, S.I. 1998/2045 (itself amended by S.I. 1998/2431), S.I. 1999/539 and, as regards Scotland, by S.S.I. 2000/62, 345, 2001/3 and 86.

(3)

S.I. 1999/646.

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