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The Tuberculosis (Deer) Order 1989

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Precautions against spread of infection

9.—(1) Where the appropriate Minister is satisfied that there is on any premises a deer which is an affected animal–

(a)a veterinary inspector may, by notice in writing served on the owner or person in charge of such deer, require him to take such steps as may be reasonably practicable to prevent any deer kept on the premises from infecting by contact any deer or cattle kept on any adjoining premises; and

(b)an appropriate officer may, by notice in writing served on the owner or person in charge of such deer, require him–

(i)to arrange for the isolation of any deer which may be specified in the notice on any part or parts of the premises so specified;

(ii)to ensure that any part or parts of the premises specified in the notice shall not be used by any deer or cattle on the premises, or by such deer or cattle as may be so specified;

(iii)at his own expense, and within such time and in such manner as may be specified in the notice to cleanse and disinfect such part or parts of the premises as may be so specified;

(iv)to treat and store manure or slurry from any place which has been used by such deer in accordance with the requirements of the notice;

(v)not to spread any manure or to spray or spread any slurry from any place which has been used by any such deer otherwise than in accordance with the requirements of the notice;

(vi)to cleanse and wash all utensils and other articles used for or about a deer to which the notice relates within such time and in such manner as may be specified in the notice.

(2) Where an appropriate officer has reasonable grounds for supposing that a deer which is on, or which has been on, any premises which are used for any show, exhibition, market, sale or fair, is an affected animal or has been exposed to the infection of tuberculosis, he may, by notice in writing served on the occupier of such premises, require him–

(a)to ensure that any part or parts of the premises specified in the notice shall not be used by any other deer for such period as may be so specified;

(b)at his own expense, and within such time and in such manner as may be specified in the notice–

(i)to cleanse and disinfect such part or parts of the premises as may be so specified;

(ii)to dispose of any manure, slurry or other animal waste, straw, litter or other matter which, to his knowledge, has or might have come into contact with such deer.

(3) If any person on whom a notice is served under paragraphs (1)(b) or (2) above fails to comply with the requirements of the notice, the appropriate Minister may, without prejudice to any proceedings arising out of such default, carry out or cause to be carried out the requirements of the notice, and the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by the appropriate Minister for the purpose of making good the default shall be recoverable by him as a civil debt from the person in default.

(4) A notice served under paragraph (1)(b)(i) or (ii) above shall remain in force until withdrawn by a further notice in writing served by an appropriate officer on the owner or person in charge of the deer to which that notice relates.

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