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Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 2CATTLE: REQUIREMENTS WHEN CARRYING OUT CERTAIN PERMITTED PROCEDURES

When carried out on cattle, 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.

Embryo collection or transfer by a surgical method

An anaesthetic must be administered.

3.

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.

4.

Ovum transplantation, including ovum collection, by a surgical method

An anaesthetic must be administered.

5.

Vasectomy

An anaesthetic must be administered.

6.

Dehorning

An anaesthetic must be administered.

7.

Disbudding

The procedure may only be carried out on an animal aged not more than 6 months.

When the method used is chemical cauterisation, 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.

8.

Removal of supernumerary teats

An anaesthetic must be administered where the animal is aged 3 months or over.