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The Bovine Semen (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“bovine” includes the species Bubalus bubalis and Bison bison;

“bovine semen centre” means any premises licensed under regulation 4;

“cattle identification regulations” means–

(a)

the Cattle Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2007(1) (in the case of bovine animals born in Scotland); and

(b)

Council Regulation 1760/2000 (in the case of bovine animals born outside Scotland);

“centre veterinarian” has the meaning given in regulation 5(b);

“Council Regulation 1760/2000” means Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products(2) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 820/97(3), as amended from time to time;

“dam”, in the case of bovine animals derived from embryo transfer, means the recipient of the embryo;

“the Directive” means Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species(4), as amended from time to time;

“Directive 64/432/EEC” means Council Directive 64/432/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra Community trade in bovine animals and swine(5), as amended from time to time;

“domestic collection centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(b)(ii);

“domestic storage centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(c)(ii);

“EC collection centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(b)(i);

“EC quarantine centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(a);

“EC storage centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(c)(i);

“fresh semen” means semen which has not been frozen;

“inspector” means a person authorised in writing by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with section 10(4) of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984;

“processing” means one or more of–

(a)

diluting (except in the course of or immediately after semen collection);

(b)

adding any substance with the intention of prolonging the natural life of the semen (except in the course of or immediately after semen collection);

(c)

adding any antibiotic;

(d)

packing into straws or other appropriate receptacles; and

(e)

freezing;

“straw” means a receptacle used to contain a single dose of semen;

“teaser animal” means a bovine animal which is used as an aid in the collection of semen;

“unlicensed premises” are premises that do not have a licence under regulation 4; and

“veterinary surgeon” means a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner registered under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(6).

(2) Unless the context otherwise requires, any expressions used in these Regulations have the same meaning as in the Directive.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication, as defined in the Electronic Communications Act 2000(7), which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

(2)

O.J. No. L 204, 11.8.2000, p.1.

(3)

O.J. No. L 117, 7.5.1997, p.1.

(4)

O.J. No. L 194, 22.7.1988, p.10.

(5)

O.J. No. P 121, 29.7.1964, p.1977.

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