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8.—(1) The owner or keeper of bovine animals or steers kept on any premises must comply with a reasonable request by a veterinary inspector for facilities to examine, test or diagnose any bovine animal or steer for brucellosis, and in particular, must arrange for the collection, penning and securing of any such animal.
(2) If any person fails to comply with a reasonable request by a veterinary inspector under paragraph (1), the Scottish Ministers may, without prejudice to any proceedings for an offence arising out of such default, take or cause to be taken all such reasonable steps as may facilitate the examination, testing and diagnosis of bovine animals or steers for brucellosis, and any expenses reasonably incurred by the Scottish Ministers are recoverable from the person in default.
(3) Where the owner or keeper of bovine animals or steers kept on any premises arranges or permits any diagnostic test for brucellosis to be carried out on those animals, otherwise than on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, that person must notify the Scottish Ministers of–
(a)any positive test result within 24 hours; and
(b)any negative test result within one month.
(4) The owner or keeper of bovine animals or steers kept on any premises must not do, or cause to be done, anything which is likely to affect the result of a diagnostic test for brucellosis carried out on behalf of the Scottish Ministers.
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