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The Bovine Semen (England) Regulations 2007

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“bovine” includes the species Bubalus bubalis and Bison bison;

“bovine semen centre” means premises licensed under regulation 4;

“cattle identification regulations” means—

(a)

the Cattle Identification Regulations 1998(1) or the Cattle Identification (Identification of Older Animals) Regulations 2000(2) (in the case of bovine animals born in England), or

(b)

Council Regulation 1760/2000, as amended from time to time (in the case of bovine animals born outside England);

“centre veterinarian” has the meaning given in regulation 5(b);

“Council Regulation 1760/2000” means Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products(3) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97(4), as amended from time to time;

“dam”, in the case of bovine animals derived from embryo transfer, means the recipient of the embryo;

“the Directive” means Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the bovine species(5), as amended from time to time;

“Directive 64/432/EEC” means Council Directive 64/432/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine(6), as amended from time to time;

“domestic collection centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(b)(ii);

“domestic storage centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(c)(ii);

“EC collection centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(b)(i);

“EC quarantine centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(a);

“EC storage centre” has the meaning given in regulation 4(c)(i);

“fresh semen” means semen which has not been frozen;

“inspector” means a person authorised in writing by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 10(4) of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984;

“processing” means one or more of—

(a)

diluting (except in the course of or immediately after semen collection),

(b)

adding any substance with the intention of prolonging the natural life of the semen (except in the course of or immediately after semen collection),

(c)

adding any antibiotic,

(d)

packing into straws or other appropriate receptacles, and

(e)

freezing;

“straw” means a receptacle used to contain a single dose of semen;

“teaser animal” means a bovine animal which is used as an aid in the collection of semen;

“unlicensed premises” are premises that do not have a licence under regulation 4;

“veterinary surgeon” means a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner registered under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(7).

(2) Expressions that are not defined in these Regulations and are used in the Directive have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have for the purposes of the Directive.

(3)

OJ No. L 204, 11.8.2000, p. 1.

(4)

OJ No L 117, 7.5.1997, p. 1.

(5)

OJ No. L 194, 22.7.1988, p. 10. As of the date of these Regulations, this Directive was last amended by Commission Decision 2006/16/EC (OJ No. L 11, 17.1.2006, p. 21).

(6)

OJ No. P 121, 29.7.1964, p. 1977. As of the date of these Regulations, this Directive was last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 599/2004 (OJ No. L 94, 31.3.2004, p. 44.)

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