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The Equine Animal (Identification) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

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Measures in relation to the verification of identification and the implantation of transponders

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11.—(1) For the purposes specified in Article 16(1)—

(a)an issuing body and a veterinary surgeon acting on behalf of an issuing body, must take the measures specified in Article 16(2)(a), and

(b)a veterinary surgeon acting on behalf of an issuing body, must take the measures specified in Article 16(2)(b) and (c), including the measures specified in Article 17(1).

(2) In accordance with Article 18(2) and for the purposes of Article 18(3), the issuing body must ensure that a transponder is implanted in an equine animal by a veterinary surgeon.

(3) For the purposes of Article 18(5), a keeper must arrange for a veterinary surgeon to mark an equine animal deemed to be identified in accordance with Articles 4(2) and 43(1) by the implantation of a transponder for the purpose of identity verification in the case where—

(a)Article 18(5)(a) applies,

(b)an equine animal arrives in Scotland having been subject to an alternative method of identity verification authorised by another Member State as referred to in Article 21, or

(c)the equine animal was born on or before 30 June 2009.

(4) For the purposes of Article 19(1), any transponder implanted into an equine animal by a veterinary surgeon must display a code unique to that transponder.

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