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The Bovine Semen (England) Regulations 2007

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Entry of bovine animals to EC quarantine centres, EC collection centres, domestic collection centres, or to unlicensed premises

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22.—(1) No person may introduce a bovine animal into—

(a)an EC quarantine centre;

(b)an EC collection centre; or

(c)a domestic collection centre,

without the express authorisation of the centre veterinarian.

(2) The centre veterinarian may not authorise a bovine animal to enter an EC quarantine centre unless, prior to its entry to the centre, it always belonged to a herd—

(a)officially tuberculosis free; and

(b)officially brucellosis free,

in accordance with Directive 64/432/EEC.

(3) The centre veterinarian may not authorise a bovine animal to enter an EC collection centre unless the requirements of Part 1 of Schedule 8 are met.

(4) The centre veterinarian may not authorise a bovine animal to enter a domestic collection centre unless the requirements of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 8 are met.

(5) The operator of unlicensed premises may not collect semen from a bovine animal on unlicensed premises unless the requirements of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 8 are met.

(6) The centre veterinarian of an EC collection centre or domestic collection centre, or the operator of unlicensed premises, may not admit bovine animals unless on the day of movement the premises of origin—

(a)are situated in the centre of an area of 10 kilometres radius in which there has been no case of foot-and-mouth disease for at least the preceding 30 days;

(b)have, for at least the preceding 3 months, been free from foot-and-mouth disease and brucellosis; and

(c)have, for at least the preceding 30 days, been free from those bovine diseases listed in Annex E(I) to Directive 64/432/EEC.

(7) The centre veterinarian or the operator of unlicensed premises may not authorise the admission of any bovine animal which shows any clinical sign of disease on the day of the proposed admission.

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