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PART 1Introduction

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“carcase” (“carcas”) means a carcase or part of a carcase of a horse, but does not include a sample taken from a carcase;

“Chief Veterinary Officer” (“Prif Swyddog Milfeddygol”) means the Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales;

“contact premises” (“mangre gyswllt”) means premises that have an epidemiological connection with infected premises, including those that due to their proximity to infected premises the Chief Veterinary Officer considers have an epidemiological connection with infected premises;

“equipment” (“cyfarpar”), except in regulation 29(8)(a), means any equipment that has been in contact with blood or other bodily fluids from a horse, including needles and surgical or dental equipment, unless that equipment has either been sterilised following such contact or is securely confined in a sharps container complying with British Standard 7320(1) (or equivalent standard);

“genetic material” (“deunydd genetig”) means any semen, ovum or embryo of a horse;

“horse” (“ceffyl”) means any animal of the family Equidae and includes crossings of those animals;

“infected premises” (“mangre heintiedig”) means premises that have been declared to be infected premises under regulation 9(8) or 10(7);

“inspector” (“arolygydd”) and “veterinary inspector” (“arolygydd milfeddygol”) mean persons appointed as such for the purposes of the Animal Health Act 1981(2);

“premises” (“mangre”) includes any place;

“suspect premises” (“mangre dan amheuaeth”) means premises that have been designated as suspect premises under regulation 8(2);

“vector” (“fector”) means an insect of the genus Culicoides or any other species of arthropod capable of transmitting African horse sickness virus.

(2) In these Regulations, a reference to a notified horse or carcase is a reference to a horse or a carcase (as the case may be) which is the subject of a notification given under regulation 5(1).

(1)

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