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Regulations 2 and 3(a)
1.—(1) Ear tagging;
(4) Other methods of identification involving a prohibited procedure required by law and not restricted to being undertaken by a veterinary surgeon.
2.—(1) Artificial insemination;
(3) Implantation of a subcutaneous contraceptive.
3.—(1) Nose ringing;
(2) Tail docking;
(3) Tooth reduction;
(4) Tusk trimming.
4. Castration of pigs aged not more than 7 days by a method not involving the tearing of tissues.
5.—(1) The procedure may not be carried out on a farmed animal;
(2) The procedure shall only be carried out as part of a conservation breeding programme.
6. The procedure shall only be carried out on an animal that is not kept continuously in an indoor husbandry system.
7.—(1) The procedure shall only be carried out where measures to improve environmental conditions or management systems have first been taken to prevent tail-biting, but there is still evidence to show that injury to pigs’ tails by biting has occurred.
(2) Tail docking of pigs aged not more than 7 days may be carried out without an anaesthetic as long as there is quick and complete severance of the part of the tail to be removed.
8.—(1) The procedure shall only be carried out where measures to improve environmental conditions or management systems have first been taken to prevent tail-biting and other vices, but there is still evidence to show that injury to sows’ teats or to other pigs’ ears or tails by biting has occurred.
(2) The procedure shall only be carried out on an animal that is aged not more than 7 days.
(3) The procedure shall consist only of the uniform reduction of the corner teeth by—
so as to leave an intact smooth surface.
9.—(1) The procedure shall only be carried out where there is evidence to show that it is necessary to prevent injury to other animals or for safety reasons.
(2) An anaesthetic shall be administered.
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