398. Tests and samples: power of entry.

398.     Tests and samples: power of entry.

A veterinary inspector1 may at any time enter any premises2 for the purpose of ascertaining whether anti-bodies of foot-and-mouth disease3 exist in animals on the premises, whether any animal on the premises or which was kept there at any time is, or was at that time, infected with disease or whether any causative agent4 of disease is present on the premises5.

A justice of the peace may issue a warrant authorising a constable or an inspector to enter premises for that purpose, if he is satisfied on sworn information6 in writing