(6) Sick or injured animals must receive prompt attention from a veterinarian or, in the case of fish,
an appropriately competent person and the advice of that veterinarian or, in the case of fish, that
competent person must be followed.
(7) Where necessary, animals must receive preventative treatment by an appropriately competent
(8) The licence holder must register with a veterinarian with an appropriate level of experience in
the health and welfare requirements of any animals specified in the licence and the contact details
of that veterinarian must be readily available to all staff on the premises on which the licensable
activity is carried on.
(9) Prescribed medicines must be stored safely and securely to safeguard against unauthorised
access, at the correct temperature, and used in accordance with the instructions of the veterinarian.
(10) Medicines other than prescribed medicines must be stored, used and disposed of in accordance
with the instructions of the manufacturer or veterinarian.
(11) Cleaning products must be suitable, safe and effective against pathogens that pose a risk to the
animals and must be used, stored and disposed of in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions and used in a way which prevents distress or suffering of the animals.
(12) No person may euthanase an animal except a veterinarian or a person who has been authorised
by a veterinarian as competent for such purpose or—
(a)in the case of fish, a person who is competent for such purpose;
(b)in the case of horses, a person who is competent, and who holds a licence or certificate, for
(13) All animals must be checked at least once daily and more regularly as necessary to check for any
signs of pain, suffering, injury, disease or abnormal behaviour and vulnerable animals must be
checked more frequently.
(14) Any signs of pain, suffering, injury, disease or abnormal behaviour must be recorded and the
advice and further advice (if necessary) of a veterinarian (or in the case of fish, of an appropriately
competent person) must be sought and followed.
10.—(1) A written emergency plan, acceptable to the local authority, must be in place, known and
available to all the staff on the premises on which the licensable activity is carried on, and followed
where necessary to ensure appropriate steps are taken to protect all the people and animals on the
premises in case of fire or in case of breakdowns of essential heating, ventilation and aeration or
filtration systems or other emergencies.
(2) The plan must include details of the emergency measures to be taken for the extrication of the
animals should the premises become uninhabitable and an emergency telephone list that includes
the fire service and police.
(3) External doors and gates must be lockable.
(4) A designated key holder with access to all animal areas must at all times be within reasonable
travel distance of the premises and available to attend in an emergency.
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