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

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Amendments to the Avian Influenza (H5N1 in Wild Birds) (Scotland) Order 2006

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9.  For article 12 substitute–

12.  

(1) The Scottish Ministers must ensure that–

(a)premises within the wild bird protection zone and the wild bird surveillance zone where poultry and other captive birds are kept are identified as soon as is reasonably practicable; and

(b)a veterinary inspector visits all commercial premises within the wild bird protection zone as often as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary to monitor the spread of avian influenza.

(2) On each visit the veterinary inspector must clinically inspect poultry on the commercial premises and if the inspector considers it necessary or is directed by the Scottish Ministers, collect samples for laboratory examination.

(3) In this article “commercial premises” means premises where poultry or other captive birds are kept for commercial purposes and does not include premises where all poultry and their eggs kept by their owners are kept for their own consumption or use or, in the case of poultry, as pets..

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