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The Avian Influenza (H5N1 in Wild Birds) (Scotland) Order 2006

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PART 2Movement of hatching eggs

Prohibition on the movement of hatching eggs from a wild bird protection zone

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(1) No person may move any hatching egg out of a wild bird protection zone except under the authority of a licence granted by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting at the direction of a veterinary inspector.

(2) A veterinary inspector may not grant, nor authorise an inspector to grant, a licence under sub-paragraph (1), except for the movement of hatching eggs—

(a)to a hatchery or other premises which uses hatching eggs;

(b)to a designated laboratory or an institute for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical use; or

(c)for the purpose of trade with another member State, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

(3) A veterinary inspector may not grant, nor authorise an inspector to grant, a licence under sub-paragraph (1) for movement for the purpose of trade with another member State, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein unless—

(a)every hatching egg was collected from a flock which—

(i)is not suspected of being infected with avian influenza, and

(ii)has tested negative in a serological survey for avian influenza capable of detecting 5% prevalence of the disease with at least a 95% level of confidence, carried out by the Scottish Ministers;

(b)the inspector is satisfied that all the hatching eggs and their packaging have been disinfected before loading; and

(c)the inspector is satisfied that, once moved, all the hatching eggs will be traceable to the premises of despatch.

(4) No person may move any hatching egg under the authority of a licence granted under subparagraph

(1) for a movement for the purpose of trade with another member State, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein unless the vehicle used for movement was sealed after loading by a veterinary inspector or by a person acting at his direction.

Prohibition on the movement of an SPF-egg from the wild bird protection zone

4.  No person may move any SPF egg out of a wild bird protection zone except to a designated laboratory or institute for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical uses under the authority of a licence granted by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting at the direction of a veterinary inspector.

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