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Powers of veterinary inspectors and officers

9.—(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 8 or 10 and may–

(a)examine any animal, carcase or thing;

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

(c)require the slaughter of any animal which is affected by bluetongue or which that veterinary inspector suspects may be affected by bluetongue or have been exposed to infection;

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

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

(f)collect vectors and set traps for the collection of vectors;

(g)implement such other vector control measures as that veterinary inspector deems necessary;

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

(i)require the cleansing and disinfection of any part of the premises or of any person, animal or thing on the premises;

(j)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 inform the veterinary inspector of the identity of any other animal or other premises with which any such animal may have come into contact.

(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 part of premises in respect of which a notice has been served under article 8 or 10 and may–

(a)collect vectors and set traps for the collection of vectors; and

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