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

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Movement of susceptible animals during phase 2

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2.—(1) During phase 2, no person shall move any susceptible animal from or to any premises in a vaccination zone except under the authority of a licence granted by the Scottish Ministers.

(2) The Scottish Ministers shall not grant a licence under sub-paragraph (1) for the movement of animals from any reactor premises unless it is for the direct transport of animals to a slaughterhouse, for the purpose of immediate slaughter; and each of the animals has been subjected to a diagnostic test either for infection or for antibodies against non-structural proteins of the disease virus without a positive reaction to any such test.

(3) The Scottish Ministers shall not grant a licence under sub-paragraph (1) for any other movement of animals unless it is for–

(a)transport from premises classified under regulation 28(1)(b) as free of disease to a slaughterhouse for the purpose of immediate slaughter; or

(b)movement from one part of premises to another part of the same premises using a public highway.

(4) A licence granted under this paragraph (other than a licence for movement under sub-paragraph (3)(b)) shall require that–

(a)the animals do not come into contact with any other susceptible animals during transport or in the slaughterhouse; and

(b)the animals are accompanied during transport by a copy of the notice classifying their premises of origin under regulation 28(1)(b), certified as a true copy by an inspector.

(5) The occupier of any slaughterhouse to which susceptible animals are transported under the authority of a licence under this paragraph shall ensure that before slaughter each animal undergoes an ante-mortem health check at the slaughterhouse during the 24 hours before slaughter.

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