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The Swine Vesicular Disease (Scotland) Order 2009

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CHAPTER 1Notification

Notification of suspicion

16.—(1) A person in possession or charge of, or who inspects or examines, a pig or carcase, and who suspects that the pig is infected or the carcase is contaminated with swine vesicular disease virus must immediately notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager.

(2) A person who examines a sample taken from a pig or carcase who–

(a)suspects that the pig is infected or the sample is contaminated with swine vesicular disease virus; or

(b)detects evidence of antibodies to, or antigens of, or a fraction of, that virus,

must immediately notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager.

Controls on notification

17.—(1) This article applies to a person in possession or charge of a pig or carcase who gives notification under article 16.

(2) That person must ensure that, unless approved by a veterinary inspector–

(a)no pig or carcase is moved to or from the premises where the pig or carcase in respect of which notification was made is located; and

(b)no thing likely to spread swine vesicular disease is moved to or from those premises;

(c)a person who has contact with a pig or carcase on those premises takes, before leaving the premises, the biosecurity measures needed to reduce the risk of spread swine vesicular disease; and

(d)a person who is on a part of those premises that may be contaminated with swine vesicular disease virus takes such biosecurity measures.

(3) This article applies until–

(a)a veterinary inspector informs a person to whom it applies (orally or otherwise) that the presence of the virus is not suspected; or

(b)the premises on which the pig or carcase in respect of which notification was made is kept are designated as suspected or infected premises.

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