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The Avian Influenza (Slaughter and Vaccination) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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4.—(1) Where any person moves live poultry or other captive birds or poultry eggs from premises within a vaccination zone, or from premises which are under notice, to premises outside a vaccination zone or to premises which are not under notice–

(a)hatching eggs must–

(i)originate from a vaccinated or unvaccinated breeding flock which has been examined with favourable results by a veterinary inspector;

(ii)have been disinfected before dispatch in accordance with instructions issued by a veterinary inspector;

(iii)be transported directly to the hatchery of destination; and

(iv)be traceable within the hatchery;

(b)eggs must originate from a vaccinated or non-vaccinated layer flock which has been examined by a veterinary inspector and shall be transported to–

(i)a designated packing centre, provided that they are packed in disposable packaging and that all biosecurity measures required by the licence are applied; or

(ii)an establishment for the manufacture of egg products as set out in Chapter II of Section X of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 to be handled and treated in accordance with Chapter XI of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004;

(c)day-old chicks must–

(i)not have been vaccinated;

(ii)originate from hatching eggs satisfying the conditions set out in paragraph 2(1)(a) or 3(1)(a) or 4(1)(a);

(iii)be placed in a poultry-house or shed where there is no resident poultry;

(d)live poultry or other captive birds must–

(i)not have been vaccinated;

(ii)have been examined by a veterinary inspector; and

(iii)be placed in a poultry-house or shed where there is no resident poultry;

(e)poultry for slaughter must–

(i)be examined by a veterinary inspector before loading; and

(ii)be sent directly to a designated slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to the retail distribution of poultry eggs and movements subsequent to such distribution.

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