The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 86

ANIMALS ANIMAL HEALTH

The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020

Made19thMarch2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament23rdMarch2020

Coming into force18thMay2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 1 of the Animal Health Act 1981( 1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 and comes into force on 18 May 2020.

Amendment of the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Scotland) Order 2019

2.—(1) The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Scotland) Order 2019( 2) is amended as follows.

(2) After article 35 (restriction on the movement of high risk animals) insert—

“Separation of bovine animals with an individual BVD status of positive

35A.—(1) This article applies to a breeding herd which contains one or more bovine animals with an individual BVD status of positive.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), where this article applies the keeper must separate all the bovine animals with an individual BVD status of positive from the rest of the herd and house them in one or more groups (each a “BVD positive group”) in accordance with the conditions in paragraph (3).

(3) The conditions of this paragraph are that the animals are housed indoors and in a manner consistent with good practice which—

(a) prevents physical contact with, and

(b) does not give rise to any appreciable risk of transferring BVDV to,

any bovine animal that is not part of a BVD positive group.

(4) Where a BVD positive group would contain no more than one animal with an individual BVD status of positive, the keeper must ensure that the group contains the minimum number of other bovine animals (regardless of individual BVD status) necessary in order to protect the welfare of each animal.

(5) Paragraph 2 does not apply where the animal is being—

(a) moved to slaughter, or

(b) moved under a licence granted by a veterinary inspector or the Scottish Ministers.

(6) A bovine animal does not cease to be part of a breeding herd by virtue of its separation under this article.”.

St Andrew's House,

Edinburgh

19th March 2020

MAIRI GOUGEON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This instrument amends the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Scotland) Order 2019 (“the 2019 Order”).

Article 2 inserts a new article 35A into the 2019 Order. The new article...

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