This is a mandatory rule.
The following practices are detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of livestock and are prohibited:
(A) Applying any electrical, mechanical, or other appliance to livestock repeatedly or for a prolonged time period in violation of 9 C.F.R.313.2(1979) ;
(B) Hitting, striking, beating, or otherwise impacting livestock that induces swelling or enhances, transforms or changes the true conformation, configuration, or appearance of the livestock;
(C) Applying any electrical, mechanical, or other appliance that enhances, transforms, or changes the true conformation, configuration, or appearance of the livestock, unless prescribed by the exhibition veterinarian;
(D) Plugging of teats;
(E) Sealing of teats using unapproved substances or for longer than eighteen hours using approved substances;
(F) Injecting material into udders or teats for non-medical purposes or otherwise artificially modifying the appearance or conformation of the udder or teat;
(G) Using ice, ice packs, cold packs, or cold compresses internally or externally other than in accordance with paragraph (S) of rule 901-19-12 of the Administrative Code;
(H) Using a stomach tube or pump for any purpose other than for the relief of tympany or gas on the day of exhibiting;
(I) Drenching of livestock at an exhibition is prohibited except as permitted under paragraph (Q) of rule 901-19-12 of the Administrative Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/05/2016 and 03/21/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72
Rule Amplifies: 901.72 , 901.74
Prior Effective Dates: 07/06/95 (Emer.), 10/04/95, 6/23/96, 05/01/97, 06/01/98, 05/31/01