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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Scottish Statutory Instrument: The Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 No. 387
|Vasectomy||Controlling reproduction or general animal management|
|Surgical castration may only be carried out by a veterinary surgeon.||Controlling reproduction or general animal management|
|Laparoscopic insemination||Controlling reproduction or general animal management|
|Embryo and ovum transfer||Controlling reproduction or general animal management|
|Implantation of a subcutaneous contraceptive into a non-farmed sheep||Controlling reproduction or general animal management, as part of a conservation programme|
|Dehorning||Handler safety or flock welfare|
|Disbudding||Handler safety or flock welfare|
|Docking of a farmed sheep kept on agricultural land||Animal health|
|1) Docking of sheep over 3 months of age may only be carried out by a veterinary surgeon.|
|2) Surgical docking may only be carried out by a veterinary surgeon.|
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