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Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 9OTHER SPECIES: REQUIREMENTS WHEN CARRYING OUT CERTAIN PERMITTED PROCEDURES

When carried out on an animal other than one dealt with in any of Schedules 2 to 8, a procedure listed below must be carried out in accordance with the condition or conditions specified for that procedure.

1.

Ear tipping of feral cats

An anaesthetic must be administered.

2.

Castration

An anaesthetic must be administered.

3.

Embryo collection or transfer by a surgical method

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

An anaesthetic must be administered.

4.

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.

5.

Ovum transplantation, including ovum collection, by a surgical method

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

An anaesthetic must be administered.

6.

Spaying

An anaesthetic must be administered.

7.

Vasectomy

An anaesthetic must be administered.

8.

Laparoscopy

Where the animal on which the procedure is to be performed is not a reptile, the procedure may only be carried out as part of a conservation breeding programme.

In either case, an anaesthetic must be administered.

9.

Removal of the dew claws of dogs

An anaesthetic must be administered except where the dog is a puppy whose eyes have not yet opened.

10.

Removal of fish scales

The procedure may only be carried out for the purposes of age determination.