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The Bluetongue (Wales) Regulations 2008

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Suspected or infected premises

9.—(1) An inspector who knows or suspects that the bluetongue virus exists on any premises must immediately serve a notice on the occupier or on the keeper of any animals on those premises requiring that—

(a)no animal, ovum, semen or embryo enters or leaves the premises;

(b)an inventory of all animals on the premises is made, recording, for each species—

(i)the number dead;

(ii)the number alive that appear to have bluetongue; and

(iii)the number alive which do not appear to have bluetongue;

(c)the inventory is kept up to date;

(d)all animals on the premises are kept indoors or as directed by an inspector;

(e)the premises and animals on them are subjected to the midge control measures specified in the notice.

(2) A veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector may also serve such a notice on the occupier of premises or the keeper of animals on those premises if the veterinary inspector suspects that animals on the premises have been exposed to the bluetongue virus.

(3) The person making the inventory must keep a record of it for at least two years.

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