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The Veterinary Surgery (Blood Sampling) (Amendment) Order 1990

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This Order amends the Veterinary Surgery (Blood Sampling) Order 1983 by permitting the taking of blood from badgers by persons not qualified as veterinary surgeons or practitioners, which would otherwise be prohibited by section 19(1) of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.

The blood must be taken for use in diagnosis for the control or eradication of infectious disease. As in the case of farm animals, blood taken from badgers must be taken under the general direction of a qualified person if the sampler has been certified as proficient to take blood from badgers, or under direct personal supervision if he is undergoing instruction.

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