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The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Schedule 3 Amendment) Order 1988

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4.  The performance by any person of or over the age of eighteen of any of the following operations, that is to say —

(a)the castration of a male animal or the caponising of an animal, whether by chemical means or otherwise;

(b)the docking of the tail of a lamb;

(c)the docking of the tail of a dog before its eyes are open;

(d)the amputation of the dew claws of a dog before its eyes are open.

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