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The Tuberculosis (Wales) Order 2006

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Pre-Movement Testing

9.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and to articles 11 and 23, and without prejudice to the requirements of the Artificial Insemination of Cattle (Animal Health) (England and Wales) Regulations 1985(1), a person must not move a bovine animal from any premises unless a skin test has been applied to it no more than 60 days before the date of movement.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to the following animals—

(a)bovine animals in herds that are subject to routine testing for tuberculosis less frequently than once every two years;

(b)bovine animals that are under 6 weeks of age at the date of the movement;

(c)bovine animals that have been present on the premises for no more than 30 days at the date of the movement;

(d)bovine animals that are subject to routine annual testing for the following public health reasons only—

(i)they are on a farm considered by the Divisional Veterinary Manager to be an open farm;

(ii)they are part of a herd from which the Dairy Hygiene Inspectorate has approved the sale of raw cow’s milk for drinking direct to the end consumer, either by retail sale of bottled milk or as part of an on-farm catering business;

(iii)they are part of a herd from which raw cow’s milk is regularly used for the manufacture of unpasteurised cheese or other unpasteurised dairy products;

(e)bovine animals at an approved semen collection centre.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1) the date of a test is the date of injection of tuberculin.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (2) (d) (i) of this article, “open farm” (“fferm agored”) means a farm which is open for visits by the public or by sections of the public.

(1)

S.I. 1985/1861.

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