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

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the castration of a male animal being —


a horse, pony, ass or mule,


a bull, boar or goat which has reached the age of two months,


a ram which has reached the age of three months, or


a cat or dog;


the spaying of a cat or dog;


the removal (otherwise than in an emergency for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain or suffering) of any part of the antlers of a deer before the velvet of the antlers is frayed and the greater part of it has been shed;


the desnooding of a turkey which has reached the age of 21 days;


the removal of the combs of any poultry which have reached the age of 72 hours;


the cutting of the toes of a domestic fowl or turkey which has reached the age of 72 hours;


the performance of a vasectomy or the carrying out of electro-ejaculation on any animal or bird kept for production of food, wool, skin or fur or for use in the farming of land;


the removal of the supernumerary teats of a calf which has reached the age of 3 months; or


the dehorning or disbudding of a sheep or goat, except the trimming of the insensitive tip of an ingrowing horn which, if left untreated, could cause pain or distress.


3.  The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Schedule 3 Amendment) Order 1982(1) is hereby revoked.


S.I. 1982/1885.

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