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

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Breeding in a protection zone

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16.—(1) No person shall carry out breeding of susceptible animals by means of itinerant service in a protection zone.

(2) No person shall carry out artificial insemination of animals or collect any embryo or ovum in a protection zone except in compliance with sub paragraph (3) or sub paragraph (4).

(3) Artificial insemination of a susceptible animal complies with this sub paragraph if it satisfies the following requirements–

(a)it is carried out by the occupier of the premises where the animal is kept (or any employee of such occupier);

(b)the semen used has not left the premises since the protection zone was declared, or was delivered to the occupier or the occupier’s employee at a place outside the premises from a semen collection centre;

(c)it is carried out using equipment which has been on the premises since the protection zone has been declared.

(4) Artificial insemination of a non-susceptible animal or the collection of embryos, or ova from such animal complies with this sub paragraph if–

(a)it is carried out by the occupier of the premises where the animal is kept (or any employee of such occupier); and

(b)either no susceptible animals are kept on the premises or (in the case of artificial insemination only) it has been authorised by a licence granted by the Scottish Ministers.

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