The case of a vet who is to contest charges relating to false documentation and fraud over a TB Reactor test is expected to take up to three days, Enniskillen Magistrates Court has heard.

Christopher McClelland Welsh (58), whose address was given as Erne Veterinary Group at Tempo Road, Enniskillen, is charged with intent to unlawfully evade a section of the Tuberculosis (Examination and Testing) Scheme Order 1999 by knowingly altering, falsely making, antedating or counterfeiting a licence, declaration, certificate, or instrument.

It is further alleged he made an article, namely a BT15 and BT23 record, which declared that an animal was a Tuberculosis reactor, knowing that it was designed or adapted for use in the course of or in connection with fraud.

Offending is alleged to have occurred on December 22, 2022.

No details surrounding the circumstances of the alleged offences were disclosed during the short hearing yesterday (Wednesday).

Not guilty pleas were entered to the charges at a previous sitting, and the case was adjourned to fix a contest date.

However, it has since emerged the case is likely to last up to three days, and dates for this have not yet been identified.

District Judge Alana McSorley agreed to a further adjournment until January 24, when it is hoped the contest date will be allocated.