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The Sheep Scab (Scotland) Order 2010

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Restrictions on the movement of sheep

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5.—(1) Paragraphs (2) and (3)—

(a)apply where there is on premises (other than a market or place of exhibition) any sheep or carcase and—

(i)the owner or (if different) the keeper of any such sheep or carcase knows or suspects that it has sheep scab; or

(ii)notice is given under article 4(3) or (4) to the owner or (if different) the keeper of any affected sheep or affected carcases on those premises; and

(b)continue to apply until paragraph (6) is complied with.

(2) The owner or (if different) the keeper of sheep on the premises must not move or allow the movement of any sheep off or onto the premises.

(3) The owner or (if different) the keeper of sheep on the premises must take all reasonable steps necessary for preventing sheep—

(a)straying off the premises; or

(b)coming into contact with sheep outside the premises.

(4) But paragraph (2) does not apply to moving any sheep—

(a)for treatment;

(b)for slaughter;

(c)in accordance with a clearance notice under article 8; or

(d)under the authority of a licence issued by an inspector.

(5) When the owner or (if different) the keeper of the affected sheep elects to treat any sheep, he or she must treat the sheep as soon as possible and, within 2 weeks of the date of treatment, send to the Divisional Veterinary Manager written confirmation that the sheep have been treated, stating—

(a)the date of treatment;

(b)the number of sheep treated; and

(c)the treatment used.

(6) This paragraph is complied with if the Divisional Veterinary Manager receives—

(a)from the owner or (if different) the keeper of the sheep, written confirmation that—

(i)all affected sheep on the premises have been treated, all affected carcases have been disposed of and 16 days have elapsed since last disposal or treatment; or

(ii)all sheep on the premises have been treated with a treatment that provides at least 16 days’ residual protection against re-infestation with sheep scab and all affected carcases have been disposed of; or

(b)from a veterinary surgeon, written confirmation that in the veterinary surgeon’s opinion—

(i)there are no affected sheep or affected carcases on the premises; and

(ii)there have not been any affected sheep or affected carcases on the premises within the previous 16 days.

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