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The Swine Vesicular Disease (Scotland) Order 2009

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21.—(1) This article applies if–

(a)testing at suspected premises shows that there are seropositive pigs on the premises; and

(b)the suspicion in respect of swine vesicular disease virus is not established.

(2) The Scottish Ministers must undertake further investigations, and in particular must–

(a)take further samples after a period of at least 28 days from the date of the last seropositive sample; and

(b)test those samples.

(3) The Scottish Ministers must if any test shows that swine vesicular disease exists, confirm that the premises are infected premises.

(4) The Scottish Ministers must, if the last test carried out under paragraph (2) shows no evidence of swine vesicular disease virus, ensure that all seropositive pigs are–

(a)killed and destroyed under the supervision of an inspector; or

(b)slaughtered, separately from other pigs, in a slaughterhouse approved for that purpose by the Scottish Ministers.

(5) A veterinary inspector must revoke the designation as suspected premises following destruction or slaughter of pigs under paragraph (4).

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