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The Horse Passports (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Requirements on persons administering veterinary medicinal products

17.—(1) Where a veterinary medicinal product is to be administered to a horse, the person in possession of its passport must make it available to the veterinary surgeon or other person administering the product.

(2) The veterinary surgeon or other person administering the veterinary medicinal product must —

(a)satisfy himself or herself that the horse is the one described in the passport;

(b)if the passport contains Sections V and VI, record in the appropriate section any vaccine given, and if it contains Section VII, record the results of any laboratory health tests carried out for transmissible diseases; and

(c)if the passport shows that the horse is intended for slaughter for human consumption, complete Part III—B of Section IX of the passport if the product administered contains a substance not included in Annexes I, II, III or IV of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2377/90 (1) for administration to horses.

(3) In the case of a horse in relation to which a passport has not yet been obtained or is unavailable for any reason, or in relation to which the veterinary surgeon or other person administering the veterinary medicinal product is not satisfied that the horse is the one described in the passport, the veterinary surgeon or other person administering the veterinary medicinal product must give to the keeper —

(a)a written record of the treatment of any product containing a substance not included in Annexes I, II, III or IV to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2377/90 for administration to horses, and written notification that these must be recorded in the passport; and

(b)if the product administered contains a substance specified in Annex IV to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2377/90 has been administered, sign the declaration in the passport that the horse is not intended for slaughter for human consumption.

(4) The keeper must enter any information received under paragraph (3) in the passport when the keeper receives the passport.

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A list of veterinary medicinal products authorised for administration to horses and listing the active substances under the product name is available on the website of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, www.vmd.gov.uk.

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