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The Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2007

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PART 2Notification

Notification of disease in bovine animals

4.—(1) A person who has possession of or is in charge of an affected animal (other than a reactor) or a suspected animal shall immediately–

(a)notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager of that fact;

(b)pending conclusion of the veterinary inquiry under article 6 and the service of any notice under that article–

(i)detain the animal on the premises where it then is;

(ii)isolate the animal as far as reasonably practicable from other bovine animals; and

(iii)adopt precautions with respect to milk produced by the animal as if a notice under article 6 had already been served.

(2) A veterinary surgeon who examines an affected animal (other than a reactor) or a suspected animal in the course of practice as a veterinary surgeon shall immediately notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager of that fact.

Notification of disease in carcases

5.—(1) A person who–

(a)has possession of or is in charge of a carcase which is affected with or suspected of being affected with tuberculosis;

(b)in the course of that person’s practice as a veterinary surgeon, examines such a carcase; or

(c)in the course of carrying out duties under the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006(1) or when inspecting meat for any other purpose, inspects such a carcase,

shall immediately give notice of that fact to the Divisional Veterinary Manager.

(2) A person who has possession of or is in charge of a carcase to which paragraph (1) applies shall detain it, or so much of it as is affected with or suspected of being affected with tuberculosis, on the premises where it then is until it has been examined by a veterinary inspector.

(3) In this article “carcase” means the carcase of a bovine animal or other farmed or pet mammal.

Veterinary inquiry

6.—(1) Where on receipt of information provided under articles 4 or 5 or otherwise, a veterinary inspector has reason to believe that there is on any premises an affected animal (other than a reactor), a suspected animal or a carcase which is affected with or suspected of being affected with tuberculosis, the inspector shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, take such steps as may be necessary to establish whether the animal or carcase is affected or suspected of being affected with tuberculosis.

(2) A veterinary inspector who has examined a bovine animal and is of the opinion that it is an affected animal or a suspected animal shall serve a notice on the keeper of the animal requiring that person to–

(a)detain the animal on the premises where it then is in accordance with the requirements of the notice and keep it isolated from other bovine animals;

(b)where appropriate take steps to ensure that milk produced by the animal is not mixed with other milk and is boiled or otherwise sterilised and that any utensil with which the animal’s milk has been in contact before being sterilised shall be thoroughly cleansed and scalded with steam or boiling water before being used again; and

(c)ensure that no bovine animal is moved on to or off the premises or such part of the premises as is specified in the notice except under the authority of a licence issued by a veterinary inspector.

(3) A notice served under this article shall remain in force until–

(a)the animal to which it relates has died; or

(b)the notice is withdrawn by a further notice in writing served by a veterinary inspector.

(1)

S.S.I. 2006/3; amended by S.S.I. 2007/11.

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