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The Sheep Scab (Scotland) Order 2010

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Removal of affected sheep from markets or places of exhibition, and cleansing of such premises

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7.—(1) Where an inspector knows or suspects that there are sheep which have sheep scab at a market or place of exhibition, the inspector may serve a notice on the owner or (if different) the keeper of the affected sheep, requiring the owner or (if different) the keeper of the affected sheep—

(a)to remove the affected sheep from the market or place of exhibition; and

(b)as the owner or (if different) the keeper of the sheep must elect—

(i)arrange for them to be slaughtered;

(ii)take them directly back to the premises from which the sheep were brought to the market or place of exhibition; or

(iii)take them directly to such other premises as may be approved by the inspector for detention and isolation.

(2) Where a notice has been served under paragraph (1) an inspector may serve a notice on the occupier or other person in charge of the market or place of exhibition requiring that person to cleanse such parts of the market or place of exhibition as are specified in the notice within such time as may be so specified.

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