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The Tuberculosis (Wales) Order 2006

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Suspected animals in markets, shows and sales

16.  Where a veterinary inspector reasonably believes that a bovine animal on any premises at which a show, exhibition, market, sale or fair is being held, is affected or suspected of being affected with, or has been exposed to infection by tuberculosis, he or she may—

(a)by notice served on the keeper of the animal, require that animal to be removed from those premises, and (as the keeper of the animal may elect) taken—

(i)to a slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter; or

(ii)back to the premises from which the animal was brought to the show, exhibition, market, sale or fair; or

(iii)to such other premises as may be approved by the veterinary inspector for the purpose;

(b)by notice served on the person in charge of the premises—

(i)require him or her to ensure that any part or parts of the premises specified in the notice must not be used by any other bovine animal for such period as may be specified in the notice;

(ii)require him or her at his or her own expense, and within such time and in such manner as may be specified in the notice to—

(aa)cleanse and disinfect such part or parts of the premises as may be specified in the notice;

(bb)dispose of any manure, slurry or other animal waste, straw, litter or other matter that has, or might have, come into contact with such animal.

(2) Where a bovine animal is moved in accordance with paragraph (1)(a)(ii) or (iii) it must immediately be put into isolation and must not be moved again except under the authority of a licence issued by an inspector.

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