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The Bluetongue (Wales) Regulations 2008

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8.—(1) The owner or keeper of any animal or carcase, or any person who examines or inspects any animal or carcase, who knows or suspects that the animal or carcase is infected with bluetongue, must—

(a)immediately notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager; and

(b)not move any animal or carcase on or off the premises where the animal or carcase known to be or suspected of being diseased is located, except as authorised by an inspector.

(2) A person who analyses a sample taken from any animal or carcase and who finds evidence of antibodies to, or antigens or nucleic acids of, the bluetongue virus or any evidence of vaccination for bluetongue must immediately notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager.

(3) “Divisional Veterinary Manager” (“Rheolwr Milfeddygol Rhanbarthol”) means the veterinary inspector appointed by the Welsh Ministers to receive information about animals or carcases diseased or suspected of being diseased for the area in which such animals or carcases are situated.

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