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The Bovine Semen (England) Regulations 2007

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3.—(1) These Regulations do not apply where—

(a)semen is collected for the purpose of the artificial insemination of a bovine animal with fresh semen;

(b)the bovine animal from which the semen is collected—

(i)is not, at the time of collection, affected by an Order made under sections 6(c), 8, 17, 23, 25, 26 or 29 of the Animal Health Act 1981(1); or,

(ii)is so affected, but the use of its semen is authorised by the Secretary of State; and

(c)when the bovine animal is inseminated—

(i)it is in the same ownership and the same herd as the bovine animal from which the semen was collected; and

(ii)it is kept on the same premises as that bovine animal.

(2) These Regulations do not apply where semen is collected for the purpose of—

(a)assessing the suitability of a bovine animal for use in breeding;

(b)diagnosing infection or disease in a bovine animal; or

(c)education or research,

provided the semen collected is not used for artificial insemination and is not the subject of intra-Community trade.

(3) These Regulations do not apply to research authorised under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986(2).

(4) These Regulations, in so far as they apply to semen intended for intra-Community trade, do not apply to semen collected on or before 31st December 1989.

(1)

1981 c.22. Section 17(4) was repealed by the Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984, section 16(2) and Schedule 2.

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