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4.—(1) It shall be the duty of the manager of every mine to ensure that every horse employed below ground at that mine is, at intervals not exceeding twelve months, examined by a veterinary surgeon.
(2) A report of every such examination (including a certificate as to the fitness or permanent or temporary unfitness of the horse concerned for work or for work below ground at the mine, as the case may be) shall forthwith be recorded in the book in which the record relating to that horse is required to be kept in pursuance of paragraph (1) of regulation ten of these regulations, and signed by the veterinary surgeon who made the examination.
(3) Any horse certified as aforesaid to be permanently unfit for work or for work below ground at a mine shall (if below ground) forthwith be brought to the surface.
(4) No horse certified as aforesaid to be permanently or temporarily unfit for work shall be disposed of alive otherwise than for immediate destruction or to a home of rest maintained for the reception of animals not then fit for work or to a responsible person not carrying on the business of dealing in horses.
(5) Where a horse, having been certified as aforesaid to be permanently unfit for work or for work below ground at a mine, is destroyed or otherwise disposed of, a statement of the manner of that disposal shall be recorded forthwith by a person appointed for the purpose by the manager in the book in which the record relating to that horse was last required to be kept in pursuance of paragraph (1) of regulation ten of these regulations.