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The African Swine Fever (Scotland) Order 2003

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Measures where the disease is suspected

5.—(1) Where a veterinary inspector suspects that the disease may exist or may within the previous 56 days have existed on any holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place, or on any means of transport, whether or not notification has been given under article 4, that inspector shall–

(a)serve a notice on the occupier of that holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place or the person appearing to that veterinary inspector to be in charge of that means of transport imposing such of the restrictions and requirements set out in paragraph (3) as that veterinary inspector considers appropriate;

(b)carry out an investigation to confirm or deny the presence of the disease on that holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place, or on that means of transport; and

(c)be entitled to carry out an investigation into the epidemiology of the outbreak of the disease on that holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place (not being a means of transport).

(2) A notice served under this article may be revoked by the Scottish Ministers if they are satisfied that the disease is not present on that holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place, or on that means of transport.

(3) The restrictions and requirements referred to in paragraph (1) are that–

(a)the occupier shall co-operate with a veterinary inspector in the preparation of a record by category of–

(i)the number of pigs;

(ii)the number of live pigs which appear to be free of disease;

(iii)the number of live pigs which appear to have the disease; and

(iv)the number of pigs which have died,

on the holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard, or other place, or means of transport, as the case may be;

(b)the occupier shall ensure that the record referred to in sub-paragraph (a) takes account, during the period that the restrictions and requirements under this paragraph are in force, of pigs that are born or die, and pigs which fall sick having been previously apparently free of disease;

(c)the occupier shall produce the record referred to in sub-paragraph (a) to a veterinary inspector on request;

(d)the occupier shall ensure that all pigs on a holding are kept in their living quarters or some other place specified in the notice;

(e)no person shall move any pigs onto or off any premises except in accordance with a licence issued by a veterinary inspector and the occupier shall ensure that pigs are unable to stray from or onto the holding;

(f)no person shall move any pig meat, pig product, carcase, pig semen, the ovum or embryo of a pig, any animal feeding stuff, manure, slurry, utensil, material, waste or any other thing likely to transmit the disease from any premises, except in accordance with a licence issued by an inspector;

(g)no person shall come onto or off any premises except in accordance with a licence issued by a veterinary inspector;

(h)no person shall move any vehicle onto or off any premises except in accordance with a licence issued by a veterinary inspector;

(i)the occupier shall ensure that, in accordance with any instructions given by a veterinary inspector, appropriate means of disinfection are placed at the entrances and exits of those parts of any premises in which pigs are being kept and of those premises; and

(j)the person in charge of a means of transport shall ensure that such means of transport and any part thereof is taken to a specified destination, unloaded, and cleansed and disinfected in accordance with the instructions, and under the supervision, of a veterinary inspector.

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