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The Bovine Semen (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Regulation 16

SCHEDULE 4Duties of the centre veterinarian in EC storage centres

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1.  Subject to paragraph 2, the centre veterinarian must ensure that–

(a)only semen is stored at the centre;

(b)semen is only stored at the centre if it has not come into contact with any other semen and–

(i)it has been collected and processed at EC collection centres, or at centres otherwise approved for semen collection under the Directive; or

(ii)following collection and processing at EC collection centres or at centres otherwise approved for semen collection under the Directive, it has been stored at EC storage centres or at centres otherwise approved for semen storage under the Directive;

(c)the cryogenic agent used has not been previously used for other products of animal origin; and

(d)each individual dose of semen is sealed, numbered and clearly marked in such a way that the following information can be readily established–

(i)the date the semen was collected;

(ii)the identity of the donor bovine animal under the cattle identification regulations;

(iii)the breed of the donor bovine animal; and

(iv)the licence number of the centre where the semen was collected (if applicable).

2.  Notwithstanding paragraph 1(a), the centre veterinarian may store deep frozen embryos at the centre if–

(a)such storage is authorised by the Scottish Ministers;

(b)the embryos meet the requirements of Council Directive 89/556/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra Community trade in and importation from third countries of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species(1) as amended from time to time;

(c)the centre complies with regulations 13, 14 and 15 of the Bovine Embryo (Collection, Production and Transfer) Regulations 1995(2); and

(d)the embryos are stored in separate storage containers from those containing semen.

(1)

O.J. No. L 302, 19.10.1989, p.1.

(2)

S.I. 1995/2478, amended by S.I. 1996/3124.

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