This is a mandatory rule.
The following practices are deemed acceptable to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of livestock:
(A) Adding caffeine free soda pop, gelatin, or other sweeteners to drinking water in nominal amounts to encourage water consumption;
(B) Hoof trimming;
(C) Cosmetic dehorning in market class livestock;
(D) Using collodion as a teat sealant, but for no longer than eighteen hours;
(E) Adding molasses or other sweeteners to feed to encourage consumption;
(F) Properly administered and approved growth implants;
(H) Beak trimming;
(K) Hot or freeze branding;
(L) Humane ringing;
(M) Tail docking;
(N) Ear notching;
(O) Ear tagging;
(Q) Drenching of lambs for a medical condition at an exhibition when diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian;
(R) Acceptable surgery, including clamps, bands and chemical castration.
(S) Application of ice, ice packs, cold packs or cold compresses prescribed to relieve heat stress or a medical condition diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian at an exhibition.
119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72
Rule Amplifies: 901.72 , 901.76
Prior Effective Dates: 06/01/78, 07/06/95 (Emer.), 10/04/95, 06/23/96, 05/01/97, 06/01/98, 03/25/00, 05/31/01