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Amendment of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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5.—(1) The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010(1) are amended as follows.

(2) Omit paragraph (2) of regulation 2 (interpretation).

(3) Omit regulation 4 (appointment of competent authority).

(4) Omit regulation 10 (powers of entry: representative of the European Commission).

(5) In schedule 1 (general conditions), for paragraph 27 substitute—

27.(1) No other substance, with the exception of those given for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes for the purpose of zootechnical treatment, may be administered to animals unless it has been demonstrated by scientific studies of animal welfare or established experience that the effect of the substance is not detrimental to the health or welfare of the animals.

(2) In this paragraph “zootechnical treatment” means the administering to any animal, after examination by (or supervised by) a veterinarian, of any substance authorised by the Scottish Ministers for synchronising oestrus and preparing donors and recipients for the implantation of embryos..

(6) In schedule 2 (conventionally reared meat chickens)—

(a)in paragraph 1, after the definition of “daily mortality rate” insert—

“flock” means a group of chickens which are placed in a house of a holding and are present in this house at the same time;;

(b)in paragraph 2—

(i)for head (a) of sub-paragraph (1) substitute—

(a)a certificate recognised by the Scottish Ministers as evidence that a keeper of chickens has completed sufficient training in the matters specified in sub-paragraph (1A);;

(ii)after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) The specified matters are—

(a)the requirements of these Regulations;

(b)physiology, in particular drinking and feeding needs, animal behaviour, and the concept of stress;

(c)the practical aspects of the careful handling of chickens, and catching, loading and transport;

(d)emergency care for chickens, emergency killing and culling; and

(e)preventative biosecurity measures..

(7) In paragraph 34 of schedule 6 (keeping of pigs)—

(a)number the existing sentence as sub-paragraph (1);

(b)after that sub-paragraph insert—

(2) In this paragraph a reference to a dry pregnant sow is to a sow between weaning her piglets and the perinatal period..

(1)

S.S.I. 2010/388, as amended by S.S.I. 2018/391.

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