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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Action following confirmation of TSE in sheep

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6.—(1) When it is confirmed that a suspect sheep or the body of a sheep monitored under Annex III to the Community TSE Regulation has a TSE the Scottish Ministers, after–

(a)carrying out the inquiry specified in Article 13(1)(b) of the Community TSE Regulation and in point 1(b) of Annex VII to that Regulation; and

(b)sampling the animals to establish their genotype (if this is necessary),

shall decide which of the options set out in points 2(b)(i) and (ii) of Annex VII to the Community TSE Regulation they intend to exercise.

(2) They shall then serve a notice on the occupier of the holding identifying which of the options in those paragraphs they intend to exercise.

(3) The notice shall specify–

(a)the identity of the animals to be killed and destroyed;

(b)the identity of any animals to be slaughtered for human consumption;

(c)the identity of any animals that may be retained;

(d)the identity of any ovum or embryo to be destroyed;

(e)the time limit for complying with the notice; and

(f)the right to apply for a derogation in accordance with paragraph 22(2).

(4) The appeals procedure in regulation 10 applies.

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