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The Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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SCHEDULE 3Birds

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ProcedurePurposeCondition
Micro chippingIdentification
Beak trimmingFlock welfare

May only be performed on poultry.

May only be performed–

(a)

if carried out as a single procedure, provided no more than a one third part of both the upper and lower beaks, measured from the tip towards the entrance to the nostrils, is removed; or

(b)

provided no more than a one third part of the upper beak only, measured as above, is removed.

In either case any subsequent haemorrhage from the beak must be arrested by cauterization.

Beak trimming may only be performed where a veterinary surgeon considers the beak trimming to be necessary to prevent feather pecking or cannibalism and measures to improve the environmental conditions have been taken.

Beak trimming of laying hens may only be performed on birds aged 10 days or less kept in flocks of 350 or more birds.

Beak trimming of laying hens may only be performed until 31st December 2010.

De-snoodingGeneral animal managementMay only be performed on turkeys
Cutting of the toesGeneral animal managementMay only be performed on poultry other than laying hens
DubbingGeneral animal managementMay only be performed on domestic fowls other than laying hens
PinioningGeneral animal managementMay be performed on any bird other than poultry
LaparoscopyGeneral animal management

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