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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Confirmation of TSE (excluding BSE and atypical scrapie) in ovine or caprine animals

5.—(1) If it is confirmed that a suspect ovine or caprine animal, or the body of an ovine or caprine animal is infected with a TSE, and BSE and atypical scrapie is excluded, the Welsh Ministers must decide in accordance with Chapter B of Annex VII whether—

(a)to kill all ruminants on the holding;

(b)to kill all susceptible ovine and caprine animals on the holding; or

(c)to kill none of the animals on the holding.

(2) The Welsh Ministers must serve a notice informing the occupier of the holding of their decision.

(3) The notice must specify—

(a)the identity or category of the animals (if any) to be killed and destroyed;

(b)the identity or category of the animals (if any) to be slaughtered for human consumption;

(c)the identity of any ovum or embryo to be destroyed;

(d)the identity of the animals (if any) that may be retained; and

(e)the time limit for complying with the notice.

(4) The notice may impose further conditions, restrictions or monitoring requirements which apply in connection with the decision in accordance with Chapter B of Annex VII.

(5) Milk and milk products derived from sheep and goats to which point 2.2.2 of Chapter B of Annex VII applies may only be used and transported in accordance with that point and failure to comply is an offence.

(6) The appeals procedure in regulation 11 applies.

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