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The African Swine Fever (Scotland) Order 2003

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Powers of veterinary inspectors and others

17.—(1) For the purposes of the enforcement of this Order, a veterinary inspector may enter on any premises in respect of which a notice has been served under article 5, 6, 7 or 8 and may–

(a)examine any animal, carcase or thing;

(b)require the detention, isolation, restraint or treatment of any animal;

(c)make such tests and take such samples (including blood samples) from any animal, carcase or thing as that veterinary inspector considers necessary for the purpose of diagnosis;

(d)mark for identification purposes any animal, carcase or thing;

(e)undertake surveillance for the presence of vectors;

(f)implement such vector control measures as that veterinary inspector considers necessary;

(g)require the destruction, burial, disposal or treatment of any thing;

(h)require the occupier, any veterinary surgeon who has attended any animal on the premises and any other person who has been in charge of or in contact with any such animal to provide information as to any other animal or other premises with which such animal may have come into contact;

(i)require the occupier of any premises to exhibit the notices or signs referred to in article 11(5).

(2) For the purposes of the enforcement of this Order, an officer authorised by the Scottish Ministers and acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector may enter on any premises in respect of which a notice has been served under article 5, 6, 7 or 8 and may–

(a)take onto those premises–

(i)a vehicle (provided entry with such a vehicle is reasonably practicable);

(ii)such equipment as that officer considers necessary; and

(iii)such other person as that officer considers necessary for any purpose in relation to the execution and enforcement of this Order;

(b)undertake surveillance for the presence of vectors under the direction of a veterinary inspector; and

(c)implement such vector control measures as a veterinary inspector may deem necessary.

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