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The Bluetongue (Scotland) Order 2012

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Movement of vaccinated animals

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20.—(1) This article applies to an animal to which paragraph (2) applies that has been within a restricted zone at any time within the 60 day period before the animal is moved from a place in the United Kingdom to—

(a)a free area; or

(b)a surveillance zone.

(2) This paragraph applies to an animal which is moved from a protection or restricted zone on the ground that it is exempt from the exit ban established pursuant to Article 9(1) and point 1 of Article 10 of Council Directive 2000/75/EC laying down specific provision for the control and eradication of bluetongue by reason that the animal complies with the condition set out in point 5 of Part A of Annex III to the Commission Regulation.

(3) The occupier of the premises where such an animal is received, and the keeper of such an animal, must ensure that the animal is accompanied by a veterinary certificate.

(4) In this article—

“veterinary certificate” means—

(a)

a certificate by a veterinary surgeon confirming that an animal identified in the certificate has been vaccinated by the veterinary surgeon, and that any supplementary vaccinations or boosters required at the date of the certificate to maintain immunity against bluetongue have been administered, or a copy; or

(b)

a health certificate as referred to in point 5 of Part A of Annex III to the Commission Regulation, with the additional wording required to be added by that paragraph, or a copy; and

“veterinary surgeon” means a person registered in the register of veterinary surgeons, or the supplementary register, kept under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(1).

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