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The Bluetongue (Scotland) Order 2012

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2.  In this Order—

“animal” means a ruminating animal or camelid, other than a wild animal, and “carcase”, “embryo”, “ovum” and “semen” mean the carcase, embryo, ovum and semen of such an animal;

“authorised veterinary inspector” means the veterinary inspector authorised by the Scottish Ministers to receive information about animals or carcases infected or suspected of being infected with bluetongue for the area concerned;

“Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1266/2007 on implementing rules for Council Directive 2000/75/EC as regards the control, monitoring, surveillance and restrictions on movements of certain animals of susceptible species in relation to bluetongue, as amended from time to time;

“confirmation of bluetongue” means a declaration by the Scottish Ministers, based on laboratory results, that the bluetongue virus is circulating in a specific area or, in the event of an epidemic, confirmation by the Scottish Ministers of the presence of bluetongue based upon either or both of clinical or epidemiological results;

“control zone” means a control zone declared under article 15;

“free area” means an area not subject to bluetongue restrictions under this Order;

“live attenuated vaccine” means a vaccine which is produced by adapting bluetongue virus field isolates through serial passages in tissue culture or in embryonated hens’ eggs;

“midge” means an insect of the genus Culicoides;

“premises” includes any place;

“protection zone” means a protection zone declared under article 16 or 24;

“restricted zone” means, except in articles 19 and 20(1), a restricted zone declared under article 16 or 24;

“surveillance zone” means a surveillance zone declared under article 16 or 24;

“temporary control zone” means a temporary control zone declared under article 13; and

“veterinary inspector”, includes, except as otherwise provided for in this Order, an inspector acting under the instruction of a veterinary inspector.

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See article 19(4).

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