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The Swine Vesicular Disease (Scotland) Order 2009

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Movement of pigs off premises in the protection zone

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3.—(1) No person may move pigs off premises in the zone except in accordance with a licence granted by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

(2) A licence may be granted at any time if–

(a)problems (whether welfare problems or otherwise) have arisen in keeping the pigs;

(b)at least 30 days have elapsed since the protection zone was declared;

(c)the move is direct to other premises located within the protection zone; and

(d)a veterinary surgeon has inspected all the pigs on the premises, and examined all of the pigs to be moved, with negative results within the 48 hours preceding the movement.

(3) Otherwise a licence may only be granted if 21 days have elapsed since the last premises in the zone infected with swine vesicular disease were cleansed and disinfected by the Scottish Ministers and the move is–

(a)direct to a slaughterhouse designated for the purpose by the Scottish Ministers where they are kept and slaughtered separately from other pigs, provided that–

(i)a veterinary surgeon has inspected all the pigs on the premises, and examined the pigs to be moved to slaughter within the 48 hours preceding the movement; and

(ii)the pigs are transported in a sealed vehicle; or

(b)direct to other premises located within the protection zone, provided that a veterinary surgeon has inspected all the pigs on the premises, and examined the pigs to be moved, with negative results.

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