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

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Semen, ova and embryos collected in a protection zone or a surveillance zone

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6.—(1) This paragraph applies to semen, ova and embryos collected from susceptible animals originating in a protection zone or surveillance zone.

(2) No person shall sell or consign for sale–

(a)any ova or embryos unless they comply with sub paragraph (3); or

(b)any semen unless it complies with sub paragraph (3) or (4).

(3) Semen, ova and embryos comply with this sub paragraph if they satisfy the following requirements–

(a)they are frozen;

(b)they were collected and stored more than 21 days before the earliest infection date in the protection zone, or in the case of a surveillance zone, the associated protection zone; and

(c)they have at all times been stored separately from semen, ova and embryos which were not so collected and stored.

(4) Semen complies with this sub paragraph if it satisfies the following requirements–

(a)it is frozen;

(b)it was collected and stored 21 or fewer days before the earliest infection date in the protection zone, or in the case of a surveillance zone, the associated protection zone, or on or after that infection date;

(c)it was at all times stored separately from semen which was not so collected and stored;

(d)it is not sold or consigned for sale until the premises on which it was collected is no longer in a protection or surveillance zone; and

(e)a veterinary inspector certifies by notice served on the owner of the semen that the veterinary inspector has–

(i)clinically examined all susceptible animals on the premises on which it was collected;

(ii)subjected a serological sample from each such animal to a test with the result that infection is not suspected; and

(iii)subjected a serological sample taken from the donor animal 28 days or more after collection of the semen to a test for the detection of antibodies against disease with a negative result.

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