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Rule 4741-1-13 | Livestock management practices.


(A) A person may perform the following livestock production activities: Acts of tagging, ear notching, hoof trimming, deworming, branding, artificial insemination including semen collection, preparation and freezing.

(B) An owner's agent may perform the following accepted livestock production activities with the advice and consent of a licensed veterinarian who has provided training and oversight consistent with standard herd management practices: castration, tail docking except for dairy cattle, non-surgical dehorning, intravenous fluid administration, pregnancy detection other than by rectal technique, medication and biological administration, except for those prohibited by law, and phlebotomy.

(C) For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Livestock" means an animal produced for fiber, food or other products for human consumption.

(2) "Owner's agent" includes a full-time, part-time or seasonal employee of the animal owner. Owner's agent does not include independent or specialty contractors.

Last updated October 3, 2023 at 1:57 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03
Amplifies: 4741.20(D)
Five Year Review Date: 10/3/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 9/14/2010