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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Slaughter and Vaccination) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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General powers of veterinary inspectors to take action to prevent the spread of disease

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43.—(1) This regulation applies to every vaccination zone or vaccination surveillance zone.

(2) Where this regulation applies, a veterinary inspector may, if the veterinary inspector considers it necessary to prevent the spread of disease, require–

(a)the detention and isolation of any vehicle, equipment or other thing and its subsequent cleansing and disinfection by serving a notice requiring such action on the occupier of the premises where it is present, or on the person in charge of it;

(b)the cleansing and disinfection of any premises or other place in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Order by serving a notice requiring such action on the occupier of those premises or that place;

(c)the removal, laundering, cleansing and disinfection or destruction of the clothing or footwear of any person by serving a notice on that person requiring such action;

(d)any person to cleanse themself by serving a notice requiring such action;

(e)the detention or isolation in a specified place of any animal or poultry by serving a notice requiring such action on the occupier of the premises where it is present, or on its keeper;

(f)the separation of any animal or poultry from other animals or poultry by serving a notice requiring such action on the occupier of the premises where it is present, or on its keeper.

(3) A notice under this regulation may contain such directions and conditions as the person serving it considers necessary to prevent the spread of disease.

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