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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Order 2006

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Movement of susceptible animals from premises or to premises within a protection zone

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10.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, no person shall move any susceptible animal from or to premises within a protection zone.

(2) The prohibition in sub paragraph (1) does not apply to the transport of susceptible animals for emergency slaughter under the authority of a licence granted by an inspector from premises in a protection zone direct to a slaughterhouse–

(a)in the same protection zone; or

(b)if there is no slaughterhouse in that protection zone, outside the protection zone.

(3) No inspector shall grant a licence under sub paragraph (2) unless the inspector is satisfied that–

(a)a veterinary inspector has within the previous 24 hours carried out a clinical examination on every susceptible animal on the premises, and

(b)there is no suspicion of infection or contamination on the premises.

(4) The person in charge of any vehicle used to move susceptible animals under the authority of a licence granted under sub paragraph (2) shall ensure that it is cleansed and disinfected without delay in accordance with article 45.

(5) The prohibition in sub paragraph (1) does not apply to the movement of animals leaving infected premises for slaughter under the authority of a licence granted under paragraph 4(6) of Schedule 2.

(6) The prohibition in sub paragraph (1) does not apply to movement from one part of premises to another part of the same premises using a public highway under the authority of a licence granted by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector at the direction of a veterinary inspector.

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