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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Killing of a suspect animal

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3.—(1) For the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) of Article 12 of the Community TSE Regulation, if a veterinary inspector suspects that a bovine animal has BSE the inspector shall–

(a)cause it to be killed on the holding immediately; or

(b)remove its cattle passport and serve a notice prohibiting the animal from being moved from the holding until it has been killed; or

(c)ensure that its cattle passport is stamped “Not for human consumption” and serve a notice directing the owner to consign it to other premises for killing and prohibiting movement other than in accordance with that direction.

(2) The inspector shall restrict the movement of other bovine animals in accordance with the second and fourth paragraphs of Article 12(1) of the Community TSE Regulation and Article 2(1)(a) of Commission Decision 2005/598/EC.

(3) In accordance with Article 12(3) of the Community TSE Regulation, if the suspect animal is killed on the holding, it is an offence to remove the body from that holding except in accordance with a written direction from an inspector.

(4) If the suspect animal is not killed immediately, its keeper shall dispose of its milk in such a way that it cannot be consumed by humans or animals except its own calf or animals kept for research purposes, and failure to comply with this sub paragraph is an offence.

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