The Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) Regulations 2007

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 6GOATS: REQUIREMENTS WHEN CARRYING OUT CERTAIN PERMITTED PROCEDURES

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When carried out on a goat, a procedure listed below must be carried out in accordance with the condition or conditions specified for that procedure.

1.

Castration

When the method used is the application of a rubber ring or other device to constrict the flow of blood to the scrotum, the procedure may only be carried out on an animal aged not more than 7 days.

When any other method is used, an anaesthetic must be administered where the animal is aged 2 months or over.

2.

Implantation of a subcutaneous contraceptive

The procedure may not be carried out on a farmed animal.

The procedure may only be carried out as part of a conservation breeding programme.

3.

Vasectomy

An anaesthetic must be administered.

4.

Dehorning

An anaesthetic must be administered.